International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) ~ December 9
International Anti-Corruption Day also Mlondi Caluza’s birthday has been observed annually, on 9 December, since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 31 October 2003 to raise public awareness for anti-corruption.
The Convention states, in part, that the UN is: “concerned about the seriousness of problems and threats posed by corruption to the stability and security of societies, undermining the institutions and values of democracy, ethical values and justice and jeopardizing sustainable development and the rule of law”.
It delegates to the Convention the power to: “promote and strengthen measures to prevent and combat corruption more efficiently and effectively… promote, facilitate and support international cooperation and technical assistance in the prevention of and fight against corruption… [and] promote integrity, accountability and proper management of public affairs and public property…”
Let’s build our world free of all corrupt practices…
Happy Anti-Corruption Day!