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International Anti-Corruption Day

Fight corruption on International Anti-Corruption Day - take a stand and join the movement to create change for a better future!
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Introduction

Let's stand united against corruption and celebrate International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9th! This day was first established by the United Nations in 2003, to raise awareness of the negative effects of corruption around the world. It is a chance to reflect on the progress that has been made against corruption and identify new ways to tackle this growing global challenge. With our collective efforts, we can make a difference and create a more just and equitable society for everyone.

History of International Anti-Corruption Day

International Anti-Corruption Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2003</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>UN Establishes Anti-Corruption Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United Nations General Assembly designates December 9th as International Anti-Corruption Day to raise awareness.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Convention Against Corruption</div><div class='timeline-text'>The UN Convention Against Corruption, a landmark agreement to combat corruption, enters into force.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Corruption Barometer</div><div class='timeline-text'>Transparency International releases the first Global Corruption Barometer, highlighting perceptions and experiences of corruption.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Arab Spring Advocacy</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Arab Spring turns global attention towards the adverse effects of corruption and fosters strong public advocacy against it.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>SDG Against Corruption</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United Nations includes a specific target to substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all forms as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Anti-Corruption Coalition Formed</div><div class='timeline-text'>A coalition of world authorities and organisations establish the Global Anti-Corruption Coalition to intensify the fight against corruption.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Anti-Corruption Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a march</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organizing a march to show solidarity against corruption is a powerful way to draw attention to the issue. Invite others to join you and make signs and chants to spread awareness.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Start a petition</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create an online petition to put pressure on organizations and governments to take action against corruption. Share your petition with as many people as possible to get the most signatures.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Educate yourself</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take this opportunity to learn more about corruption and what can be done to stop it. Read books, watch documentaries, and talk to those with experience in the field.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Look for volunteer opportunities in your area that focus on fighting corruption. This could include joining an anti-corruption organization or working with local government.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share your story</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Share your own experiences with corruption on social media or in conversations with friends and family. Talk about how it has affected you and what can be done to stop it.</p></div></div>

Why International Anti-Corruption Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It highlights the devastating impact of corruption</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Corruption is not simply a financial issue - it has far-reaching consequences that can lead to economic stagnation, social unrest, and even political turmoil. International Anti-Corruption Day serves as an important reminder of just how devastating the effects of corruption can be and encourages us to take action to stop it.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes transparency & accountability</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>International Anti-Corruption Day raises awareness about the importance of transparency and accountability in government, business and civil society. By recognizing the need for these measures, we are reminded of our shared responsibility to keep our leaders and institutions honest and accountable.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It creates space for dialogue & education</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By creating a space for dialogue about corruption on International Anti-Corruption Day, we open up opportunities for further discussion and education around this crucial topic. This helps us all better understand the gravity of the issue and become better equipped to tackle corrupt practices wherever they may occur!</p></div></div>

5 Unveiled Facts for Anti-Corruption Day

International Anti-Corruption Day FAQs

When is International Anti-Corruption Day?

International Anti-Corruption Day is celebrated on December 9 every year. In 2024 International Anti-Corruption Day will occur on a Monday.

International Anti-Corruption Day Dates

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2023

Dec 9

Saturday

2024

Dec 9

Monday

2025

Dec 9

Tuesday

2026

Dec 9

Wednesday

2027

Dec 9

Thursday

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