International Anti-Corruption Day
- International Anti-Corruption Day is celebrated annually, on 9 December to raise public awareness for anti- corruption.
- The United General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against corruption on 31, 2003.
- The Assembly also designated December 9 as World Anti- Corruption Day to raise awareness about corruption and of the role of the Convention in battling and preventing it, which came into force in December 2005.
- The Day (IACD) seeks to highlight the crucial link between anti-corruption and peace, security, and development. At its core is the notion that tackling this crime is the right and responsibility of everyone, and that only through cooperation and the involvement of each and every person and institution can we overcome the negative impact of this crime.
- States, government officials, civil servants, law enforcement officers, media representatives, the private sector, civil society, academia, the public and youth alike all have a role to play in this.
- The 2022 IACD also marks the start of our efforts to mark the twentieth anniversary of UNCAC. This is reflected by the theme of this year’s international day, “UNCAC at 20: Uniting the World Against Corruption”. Over the next year, culminating with IACD 2023, together with partners worldwide, we will be reflecting on a world made better thanks to the collective push afforded by the Convention and, crucially, what gaps remain to ensure this is a truly strong mechanism for the years ahead.