international anti corruption day: International Anti-Corruption Day 2022: History, Significance and all you need to know

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The world celebrates International Anti-Corruption Day(IACD) on December 9. The primary purpose of honoring this day is to promote awareness of a corruption-free society. Everyone is aware that corruption affects all aspects of society. Therefore, it is vital that we dedicate ourselves to confronting and eliminating corruption together. The goal of this day is to make people aware of the consequences of engaging in corruption and encourage them to adopt a moral path.

The UN Website stated, “Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability”.

History-

The United Nations General Assembly approved the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on October 31, 2003, as the first step towards tackling corruption. The Assembly also declared December 9 as World Anti-Corruption Day in order to raise awareness about corruption and the Convention’s role in combating and preventing it. It became effective in December 2005.

Importance-
On this day, every person, and even organizations, vow to not to participate in any kind of corruption. While fighting corruption is difficult, it is not impossible if everyone chooses to withdraw and refuse to engage in corruption. Any act of bribery or misuse of public office that results in the fulfillment of a selfish objective is illegal.

This activity can aid generate more job opportunities, improve gender equality, and provide greater access to key services by saying no to corruption. Above all, it can create a system that is equitable to everybody.

The United Nations Convention Against Corruption celebrates its 20th anniversary this year (UNCAC). The conviction that combating corruption is everyone’s right and obligation is at the heart of this year’s topic. Only by working together can people overcome the harmful effects of corruption and progress toward safer, more sustainable societies.

FAQ

1-Which United Nations organization organized International Anti-Corruption Day?

The United Nations Development Program organizes it.

2-Which nation has the highest level of corruption?

Denmark, New Zealand, and Finland are seen as the least corrupt countries in the world, rating continuously high in corruption rates.

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