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International Anti-Corruption Day takes place on December 9 each year. International Anti-Corruption Day has been observed annually since the passage of the United Nations Convention against Corruption on 31 October 2003.

International Anti-Corruption Day

International Anti-Corruption Day

International Anti-Corruption Day

About the Day

  • Also called: IACD
  • Observed by: UN Members
  • Celebrated by: UNITED NATIONS
  • Democracy undermined by money in politics.
  • Factory workers losing their lives when unsafe buildings certified by unscrupulous inspectors collapse.
  • Hard earned tax payer money misappropriated.
  • Rich or poor, male or female, all of us are affected by corruption.
  • Together we can and will bring about real change.
  • This is what you can do in your daily life to be part of this change:

    • Do not pay bribes
    • Do not seek bribes
    • Work with others to campaign against corruption
    • Speak out on corruption and report on abuse
    • Only support candidates for public office who say no to corruption and demonstrate transparency, accountability and integrity
Everybody can fight corruption

Everybody Can Fight Corruption

Everybody can fight corruption

Everybody Can Fight Corruption

Strengthen democracy

  • By informing themselves about the rule of law and what their Government has pledged to do to fight corruption.
  • Being part of an informed citizenry is not only vital to a healthy democracy: it holds elected officials responsible for their actions.

Bring Prosperity

  • By refusing to pay or accept bribes, facilitation fees or gifts.
  • Rejecting illicit rewards for work done or to be done sends a strong message not only to those who would attempt to solicit favour, but also to those working with them.

Promote justice

  • By reporting incidences of corruption to the authorities.
  • By coming forward, you not only stand against the corrupt, you also stand up for your community.

Support education

  • By teaching children that corruption is unacceptable.
  • Parents can teach their children the value of integrity.

Safeguard development

  • By telling elected officials that fighting corruption should be an integral part of all development policies.
  • Reminding those you put in office that they represent you, your community and your ideals, at home and abroad, is not only your right, it’s your responsibility.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 10, 2016

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