The International Anti-Corruption Day – A Reminder to End Corruption

The International Anti-Corruption Day is observed on December 9 every year. This day is of significance to prevent corruption and it aims at revealing and cultivating awareness about the negative impact of corruption.

The International Anti-Corruption Day is observed on December 9. The UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a convention against corruption on October 31, 2003.

The same year, the UN General Assembly also designated December 9 as International Anti-Corruption Day to prevent corruption and raise awareness about the convention.

Curbing corruption can help create jobs, achieve gender equality, and secure wider access to essential services such as healthcare and education.

The International Anti-Corruption Day 2021 is intended to highlight the rights and responsibilities of all stakeholders — including states, government officials, civil servants, law enforcement officers, media representatives, the private sector, civil society, academia, the public and youth — in tackling corruption.

The UN launched a six-week campaign in early November to underscore everyone’s role in curbing and countering corruption. The campaign declared the theme as: “Your right, your role: say no to corruption”.