International Anti-Corruption Day 2022: On December 9, people all across the world mark International Anti-Corruption Day to promote awareness of the value of a society free from corruption. The day gives us a chance to reaffirm our commitment to working together to prevent and combat corruption. To achieve Sustainable Development Goals a global campaign #UnitedAgainstCorruption focuses on corruption.
The primary goal of the day is to eradicate corruption and make our society grow on a righteous path. Numerous events, including conferences, talks, and plays, are held by the UN and its individual member nations with the goal of combating corruption.
#InternationalAntiCorruptionDay is observed annually on December 9 with an aim to raise awareness against corruption and the measures that can be implemented to fight it.— CNBC-TV18 (@CNBCTV18News) December 9, 2022
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International Anti Corruption Day 2022 Theme is “UNCAC at 20: Uniting the World Against Corruption”.
The United Nations passed the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in December 2003 as the first step in combating global corruption (UNCAC). It was written on October 31, 2003. A treaty known as UNAC was signed on December 9 and went into effect on December 14 of the same year. The purpose of this treaty was to oblig the members to cooperate toward decreasing corruption and upholding law and order.
Enforcing law and order.
For reducing corruption cooperate at the international level.
Recovery of Asset and its return to the country of origin.
To provide technical assistance and exchange of information.
To take necessary steps for preventing corruption.
On International Anti Corruption Day 2022, the whole come together and pledge to not engage themselves in corruption. The U.N. has launched a special campaign on corruption in the last two years with the theme ‘Recover with Integrity’. It especially highlights corruption in the healthcare system.
“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”- Friedrich Nietzsche
“Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.” -John Steinbeck
“The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.” -Tacitus
“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”- Mahatma Gandhi
“Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect any who seek it.”
As UNCAC's twentieth anniversary will be celebrated in October 2023, this Convention and the ideals it upholds are more crucial than ever, necessitating a concerted effort from everyone to combat this atrocity. A world #UnitedAgainstCorruption is being actively promoted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the Secretariat for the Conference of States Parties to the Convention.