December 9, International Anti-Corruption Day
“I call on business leaders worldwide to denounce corruption and to back their words with strict prohibitions against it. They should adopt anti-corruption policies in line with the United Nations Convention and put in place the necessary checks to strengthen integrity and transparency. I also urge corporations to work more closely with the United Nations on this issue.”
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message on International Anti-Corruption Day
9 December 2010
On 31 October 2003, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption and requested that the Secretary-General designate the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as secretariat for the Convention’s Conference of States Parties (resolution 58/4). The Convention entered into force in December 2005.
December 9 is International Anti-Corruption Day, as designated by the General Assembly. This day presents an annual opportunity to raise awareness around the world about the effects of corruption and ways to fight it, as well as to join in and work with the United Nations to tackle this crime.
UNODC and UNDP have joined forces in the international campaign against corruption to commemorate 9 December around the world by organizing events and activities around the international day, actively engaging local media and informing communities.
Follow the international campaign against corruption on: actagainstcorruption.org
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