Dec 9, 2011

International Anti-Corruption Day - 9 December

         Fighting corruption is a global concern because corruption is found in both rich and poor countries, and evidence shows that it hurts poor people disproportionately. It contributes to instability, poverty and is a dominant factor driving fragile countries towards state failure.
        Governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, the media and citizens around the world are joining forces to fight this crime. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are at the forefront of these efforts.
        The 2011 joint international campaign focuses on how corruption hinders efforts to achieve the internationally agreed upon MDGs, undermines democracy and the rule of law, leads to human rights violations, distorts markets, erodes quality of life and allows organized crime, terrorism and other threats to human security to flourish.

"On this International Anti-Corruption Day, let us pledge to do our part by cracking down on corruption, shaming those who practice it and engendering a culture that values ethical behaviour."
                                                                                                      Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
                                                                                          Message on International Anti-Corruption Day


What Can You Do?

ACT against corruption!

People often think that corruption is "just a way of life", but every society, sector and individual would benefit from saying "NO" to this crime.

http://www.unodc.org/yournocounts/en/index.html
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