International Anti-Corruption Day observed on December 9

The International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) is observed every year across the world on December 9 to raise public awareness of corruption and what people can do to fight it. Observance of this day aims to promote and strengthen measures to prevent and combat corruption more efficiently and effectively. It also highlights the role of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in combating and preventing it.

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About International Anti-Corruption Day

 

  • The International Anti-Corruption Day was instituted by UN General Assembly (UNGA) by passing resolution 58/4 of October 31, 2003.
  • It was adopted to raise people’s awareness of corruption and the role of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) in combating and preventing it.
  • The UNCAC is the first legally binding, international anti-corruption instrument that provides a chance to mount a global response to corruption.

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