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International Anti-Corruption Day 2016 observed across the world

Dec 9, 2016 17:00 IST

International Anti-Corruption Day9 December: International Anti-Corruption Day

The International Anti-Corruption Day 2016 was observed across the world on 9 December 2016 with the theme United against corruption for development, peace and security.

The day was observed to raise public awareness about corruption and what people can do to fight it.

On the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day, all the Governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, the media and citizens around the world joined forces to fight the crime.

The 2016 joint international campaign focuses on corruption as one of the biggest road blocks to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are the main organisations that are at the forefront of these efforts.

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About International Anti-Corruption Day

  • On 31 October 2003, UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption and designated the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as secretariat for the Convention against corruption.
  • The UNGA also designated 9 December as International Anti-Corruption Day. The Convention entered into force in December 2005.

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