Anti Corruption Day is an initiative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the United Nations Development Program. The campaign aims to support a positive and pro-active stance against corruption and is proudly supported by the Australian Federal Police.
Fighting corruption is a global concern as corruption is found in both rich and poor countries with evidence proving 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 organisations, the media and citizens around the world are joining forces to fight this crime.
International Anti Corruption Day is held annually on 9 December and reflects the opportunity to focus on how corruption hinders efforts to achieve the internationally agreed upon Millennium Development Goals. In addition to this, corruption undermines democracy and the rule of law, leads to human rights violations, distorts markets, erodes quality of life and allows organised crime, terrorism and other threats to human security to flourish.
Here’s what you can do to help say NO to corruption.