International Anti-Corruption Day - December 92008-12-03 9 December is International Anti-Corruption Day, as designated by General Assembly Resolution 58/4 in 2003. The objective of the Day is to raise awareness of the devastating effects of corruption on poverty reduction, human security and sustainable development, and to support local and global efforts to combat it.
Corruption is a governance problem, an economic development problem, and a legal and ethical problem. International Anti-Corruption Day presents an opportunity for UN agencies and offices to promote the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) as the central international legal framework for the fight against corruption.
The slogan for this year's campaign, developed by the UN Office for Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), is"Corruption. Your 'NO' Counts". Further information is available on the UNODC website www.unodc.org/yournocounts
For more information on UNDP's anti-corruption work and on International Anti-Corruption Day, please visit this website www.undp.org/governance/sl-par.htm or contact Phil Matsheza, UNDP Policy Advisor for Anti-corruption, at firstname.lastname@example.org and +1-212-906-5043.