This day is celebrated globally on 9th December every year to reconfirm the promise of United Nations & their member states to fight against corruption at home & borders as well. The main aim of this day & the campaign is to remove corruption from society & create a charming & prosperous society across the geographical borders. That day a lot of activities like conferences, speeches, plays etc are performed both in the United Nations & respective member states to encourage a feeling of fighting against corruption.
This year the International Anti Corruption Day will be observed on Monday, 9th December under the observation of United Nations. There are many important political & public figures who speak on that issue of social concern on this day. The day inspires a global fight against corruption for keeping the continual development goal of 2030. China presented the function of International Anti Corruption Day on 6th December, 2018. The Secretary General of the United Nation congratulated them for their support to fight against corruption. Even there were 125 countries from which the leaders & representatives attended the function to fight against corruption.
The transparency International invited the people across the world to take part for helping & making a corruption free fair world. This is the 15th anniversary of the acceptance of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) & this year UNDP & UNODC celebrated the day with the theme “Together, We are United against Corruption.”
People also praise the anti-corruption activists who were killed for raising their voice against corruption. Even people promise that they will never waste their sacrifices & people will always unite together in the fight against corruption to create a world free from corruption some day.
The first step of fighting against international corruption happened when the United Nations passed the UNCAC(United Nations Convention Against Corruption) in December, 2003. UNCAC is an agreement between UN member states which was signed on 9th December & was affected from 14th December, 2005. This agreement lawfully binds the member states to take step against corruption to reduce corruption & enforce law & order.
The Government of India confirmed approval to the United Nations Convention against Corruption on 9th May, 2013 to reaffirm its commitment on fighting against corruption.
The headquarters of the UNCAC are located in Merida in Mexico & New York. The General Secretary of the US is the depository & the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime is the secretary of the meetings of state parties.
There are many purposes for forming an international platform to commonly fight against corruption. The main reason is to raise awareness among the members of the Government & general public.
Denmark is on top position for least corruption nation scoring 90%. The US is the 10th in line with 81%. India is ranking with China, Brazil & Belarus on 79th with 40%. North Korea is raking 176 with 8% as it is the most corrupt nation now.
This celebration of an International event on corruption confirms that is the people from various parts of the World are being united, and then a corruption free society is possible to create. It provides them the courage to fight against corruption instead of being silent to its effect. Maybe you are the last to face the corruption, but later you can come under its fold if you chose to be silent. So, the objective of creating sustainable development globally by 2030 is possible only when we remove corruption.