International Anti-Corruption Day
International Anti-Corruption Day is celebrated on December 9 of every year. Corruption is the biggest social crime which happens in both developed and undeveloped countries. It affects the political, social and economic development of the entire country. But poorest peoples become the primary victims of corruption. As of now the most corrupted countries in the world are NorthKorea, Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, and Haiti. The International Anti-corruption Day will bring major awareness to the people about that issue and unites the people to fight against that problem.
“Fighting Corruption is not just good governance. It’s self-defence and patriotism.” – Joe Biden
History of International Anti-Corruption Day
The International anti-corruption day was first started on December 9 of 2003 by the General Assembly of United Nations as a way to fight against the corruption and to improve awareness to the people about the corruption. The official reason to create International Anti-Corruption Day was concerned about threads set up by the corruption to the stability and security of society, the value of democracy, ethical value, justice and the rule of law. Since the day was first held, the United Nations development programme and united nations office on drugs and crime have said that the intolerance towards corruption has overgrown. It is proven by the increased number of politicians and chief executives those are convicted and tried for the crime.
Themes of International Anti-Corruption Day
2004 – “With Corruption Everyone Pays”
2005 – “You Can Stop Corruption”
2006 – “You Can Stop Corruption”
2007 – “Your NO Counts”
2008 – “Your NO Counts”
2009 – “Your NO Counts”
2010 – “Your NO Counts”
2011 – “Act Against Corruption Today”
2012 – “Act Against Corruption Today”
2013 – “Zero Corruption – 100% Development”
2014 – “Break the Corruption Chain”
2015 – “Break the Corruption Chain”
2016 – “United Against Corruption for Development, Peace, and Security”
2017 – United against corruption for development, peace, and security
2018 – Yet to be announced.
Other Celebrations on December 9
December 9 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate International Anti-Corruption Day
In many ways, the government, non-governmental organizations and private business are involved in creating organizational activities to report the incidents of corruption. On this year UNODC and UNDP had developed a global campaign which will focus on how corruption affects health, education, democracy, development, and prosperity. You can help those who are affected by crime effectively by donating some money to the charity that takes care of those affected peoples. There are plenty of organizations are available to sponsor an abandoned Somalian child. If you are decided to celebrate this day, you make sure that you have the done a little bit better than this process. Post pictures and share your thoughts on social media about Anti-Corruption Day by using the hashtag #AntiCorruptionDay.