International Anti-Corruption Day

International Anti-Corruption Day
December 9, 2019 1 Comment Public Awareness PARAMHOMES
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International Anti-Corruption Day 

International Anti-Corruption Day is marked on 9th  of December annually, since the United Nations Convention Against Corruption was passed on 31 October 2003 in order to raise public awareness for Anti-Corruption. We all know how Corruption is important to be eliminated from an economy as “Corruption is to economy as Rust is to Iron”. Corruption degrades the whole country from inside. It works like the anti-foundation for a system. And for the awareness against Corruption, International Anti-Corruption Day was established by the UN.


So Today, on the anniversary of International Anti-Corruption Day, we’d like to share some thoughtful insights and how the UN planned this Anti-Corruption norm globally.

Theme of International Anti-Corruption Day

Theme of International Anti-Corruption Day 2019 is – “United against Corruption.” The global campaign #UnitedAgainstCorruption intiated by the United Nations encompasses corruption as one of the biggest hindrance in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ans has well mentioned it on their official website under the Anti – Corruption Segment.

The United Nations General Assembly on October 31, 2003, declared the United Nations Convention against Corruption, and instigated December 9th as “The International Anti-Corruption Day”. In order to raise awareness about corruption and of the role of Convention in fighting and preventing it, the United Nations proposed Guidelines and Norms to help fighting against corruption and saving our economy. This convention came into force in the year 2005, and since then the day is being observed annually.

Words by The UN Secretary against Corruption

In a statement, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, “On this International Day, I urge people everywhere to continue to work on innovative solutions to win the battle against corruption and to ensure that precious resources serve the peoples of the world.”

As per the data, given by the United Nations, every year $1 trillion is paid in bribes while an estimated $2.6 trillion are stolen annually through corruption – a sum equivalent to more than 5 per cent of the global Gross Domestic Product.In developing countries, according to the United Nations Development Programme, funds lost to corruption are estimated at ten times the amount of official development assistance.

Furthermore, the United Nation asserted Corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies. No country, region or community is immune.

India Against Corruption

According to the Wikipedia, the “Indian anti-corruption movement, commencing in 2011, was a series of demonstrations and protests across India intended to establish strong legislation and enforcement against perceived endemic political corruption. The movement was named among the “Top 10 News Stories of 2011” by Time magazine.

The movement gained momentum from 5 April 2011, when anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare began a hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. The chief legislative aim of the movement was to alleviate corruption in the Indian government through introduction of the Jan Lokpal Bill.

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