International Anti-Corruption Day


Date: 9 December

Organized By:UN

Categories:General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance

Suggested For: Bank Exams, Civil Services Exam, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams


Background

Corruption is destroys everything in this world. It set backs countries economy, system and fair practices. It also affects one’s honesty or loyalty and even affects human rights. By considering all these UN General Assembly on October 31, 2003 designated December 9 as International Anti-Corruption Day with an aim to raise people’s awareness of corruption and of the role of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in combating and preventing it.


Actions and Programs

International Anti-Corruption Day is observed by political leaders, governments, legal bodies and different organizations and groups work together against corruption at different places. On this day events, programs, and activities are conducted at different places to give awareness against corruption and fraud in communities.

The message of this day is spread by different activities like essay competitions, speeches, posters and other materials, etc. on issues surrounding the topic of corruption.

An International campaign called “Your NO counts” created by the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to mark this day and raise awareness about corruption and how to fight it.


Theme

2016: United against corruption for development, peace and security

2015: Break the corruption chain

2014: Break the corruption chain


 

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