International Anti-Corruption Day is celebrated on December 9 all over the world. The purpose of the holiday is to unite with like-minded people and fight against corrupt illegal activities. This is a very influential area, and humanity still has a lot of work to eradicate it. Join the movement!
The holiday was founded by the UN in 2003. The organization considers the date especially important, because it clearly tells about corruption. The decision did not happen spontaneously: the participants of the Assembly were amazed by its rapid global development. Unfortunately, the picture has not completely changed to this day. In many countries, such actions are perceived as practically the norm. Some surveys of the population confirm that people have become more aggressive towards the manifestation of corruption, many of them have become activists who promote integrity and adherence to principles.
Notable points to be aware of:
- in South Korea, there is a law according to which a person who points at a corrupt civil servant receives a bonus;
- over the past two decades, about 10 officials have been executed in China, including the mayor of Beijing;
- in 2014, a unique event took place in Georgia: the state fired about 30 police officers on suspicion of corruption;
- bribes in Mexico amount to 10% of the state’s GDP. This amount is commensurate with income from tourism;
- The World Bank reports that according to some estimates, more than $1 trillion in bribes are taken worldwide each year. dollars;
- The first and main factor of corruption is self-interest.
How to celebrate
Find out what events are held in your city and take part in them. Study the UN anti-bribery program and offer your help. If you work in a position that is theoretically associated with corruption, express your opinion to others and work transparently!
When is International Anti-Corruption Day celebrated in 2022?
International Anti-Corruption Day is observed on December 9 each year.