Fighting corruption is a global concern because corruption is found in both rich and poor countries, and evidence shows that it hurts poor people disproportionately. It contributes to instability, poverty and is a dominant factor driving fragile countries towards state failure.
Governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, the media and citizens around the world are joining forces to fight this crime. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are at the forefront of these efforts.
The joint international campaign focuses on corruption as one of the biggest impediments to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To mark the International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD), UNODC has developed a wide-ranging campaign focused on different SDGs and on how tackling corruption is vital to achieving them.
We hope you'll come together with UNDP and UNODC to fight against corruption by:
- Organizing creative activities in your community to mark 9 December;
- Utilizing the "Call to Action Matrix";
- Using the Anti-Corruption logo on publications and at events;
- Sending a message to your networks about the campaign;
- Tweeting about International Anti-Corruption Day to let the world know what you are doing to tackle this scourge (and remember to use #UnitedAgainstCorruption and include @UNDP and @UNODC in your message so that we can help share this)