Published By: Nibandh Vinod

Last Updated: December 08, 2023, 18:00 IST

International Anti-Corruption Day is celebrated annually on December 9. (Image: Shutterstock)

International Anti-Corruption Day is dedicated to fostering awareness about corruption and worldwide initiatives to address and deter it.

INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION DAY: Every year, on December 9 International Anti-Corruption Day is observed across the globe. It is a day designated by the United Nations. This day is dedicated to fostering awareness about corruption and worldwide initiatives to address and deter it. It emphasises the significance of upholding transparency, accountability, and integrity in both public and private spheres. International Anti-Corruption Day serves as a poignant reminder of the ongoing global commitment to combat corruption and promote ethical practices.

International Anti-Corruption Day 2023: History And Significance

The United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption on October 31, 2003, and appointed the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as its secretariat. This resolution also marked December 9 as International Anti-Corruption Day to raise awareness about corruption and emphasise the Convention’s role in preventing and combating it.

The Convention officially came into force in December 2005. Since then, December 9th has been observed annually as a day for global collaboration involving governments, businesses, NGOs, media, and citizens in the fight against corruption. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UNODC actively lead these efforts.

10 Quotes About Corruption/Transparency To Inspire You

  1. “Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it’s set a rolling, it must increase.” – Charles Caleb Colton
  2. “Transparency is not the enemy of privacy. It is the guarantor of it.” – Glenn Greenwald
  3. “In the kingdom of corruption, the more corrupt the king, the more corrupt the kingdom.” – Matshona Dhliwayo
  4. “The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.” – Kurt Cobain
  5. “Corruption is the enemy of development, and of good governance. It must be got rid of. Both the government and the people at large must come together to achieve this national objective.” – Pratibha Patil
  6. “Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.” – Karl Kraus
  7. “Transparency is the key to accountability.” – Natalie Byrd
  8. “Corruption steals from the poor, hinders opportunities, and undermines the foundations of justice.” – Ban Ki-moon
  9. “Transparency breeds legitimacy.” – Dalai Lama
  10. “Anyone who wants to tackle corruption must be willing to go all the way. There are no shortcuts.” — Oby Ezekwesili.

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