International Anti-Corruption Day Quick Facts

Event NameInternational Anti-Corruption Day ()
Event Started31 October 2003
Event LevelInternational Day
Observed byUnited Nations General Assembly

International Anti-Corruption Day Brief

International Anti-Corruption Day is celebrated every year on 09 December all over the world.

International Anti-Corruption Day History

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on 31 October 2003, declaring the International Anti-Corruption Day to be observed. The day was announced by the UNGA to be observed on 09 December every year.

International Anti-Corruption Day Objective

The Purpose of International Anti-Corruption Day is to spread awareness about corruption and its eradication around the world. On this occasion, all government, private, non-government organizations and civil organizations take a pledge to fight the fight against corruption in solidarity.

In the year 2016, it was set to achieve the joint international campaign Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime are specialized organizations to organize this event.

International Anti-Corruption Day Theme(s)

  • The theme of the 2021 International Anti-Corruption Day was 'Your right, your role: say no to corruption.'
  • The theme of the 2020 International Anti-Corruption Day was 'Recover with Integrity to Build Forward Better'.
  • The theme of the 2019 International Anti-Corruption Day was 'United Against Corruption - Lead the Change - Be the Change'.
  • The theme of the 2018 International Anti-Corruption Day was 'United Against Corruption'.
  • The theme of the 2017 International Anti-Corruption Day was 'United against corruption for development, peace and security'.
  • The theme of 2016 International Anti-Corruption Day was "Solidarity on Corruption Against Development, Peace and Security".
  • The theme of the 2015 International Anti-Corruption Day is "How Corruption is Undermining Democracy, Rule of Law, Human Rights and Helping Organized Crime and Terrorism".
  • Theme of the year 2014 International Anti-Corruption Day - "Break the Corruption Chain".
  • Theme of the year 2013 International Anti-Corruption Day - "Act against Corruption Today".

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What is Corruption?

Conduct against accepted values in public life is considered corrupt practice. In common life, it is linked with economic crimes.

Types of Corruption:

There can be several types of corruption, such as:-

  • Taking a bribe.
  • Election rigging.
  • Prejudice in exchange for sex.
  • Weekly recovery.
  • Forced donation.
  • Misusing government machinery to suppress your opponents.
  • Making wrong or biased decisions by judges.

Miscellaneous: Dynasticism, Blackmailing, Tax evasion, Perjury, False prosecution, Exam copying, Wrong assessment of examinee - Not giving marks for correct answers and also marking wrong/unwritten answers, Asking questions in Parliament with money, Money Voting by taking, distributing money and liquor etc. for votes, printing reports by taking money, favoring people selected for various awards, etc.

Corruption in India:

Corruption has been a major topic of discussion and agitation in India. After a decade of independence, India was seen to be mired in the quagmire of corruption and at that time there was a debate on this matter in the Parliament. Ram Manohar Lohia's speech in the Parliament debate on the end of corruption in India on 21 December 1963 is relevant even today.

At that time Dr. Lohia had said that the relationship between throne and business has become as corrupt, corrupt and dishonest in India as anywhere in the history of the world.

Corruption adversely affects the economy of the country and every person. Political and bureaucratic corruption is very widespread in India. Apart from this, corruption is rampant in the judiciary, media, army, police etc.

Important Days of December Month - (National Days and International Days):

Day Event Name - Event Level
01 DecemberWorld AIDS Day - International Day
02 DecemberInternational Slave Eradication Day - International Day
03 DecemberWorld Disability Day - International Day
04 DecemberIndian Navy Day - National Day
05 DecemberWorld Soil Day - International Day
05 DecemberInternational Volunteer Day - International Day
07 DecemberInternational Civil Aviation Day - International Day
09 DecemberInternational Anti-Corruption Day - International Day
10 DecemberInternational Human Rights Day - International Day
11 DecemberInternational Mountains Day - International Day
14 DecemberNational Energy Conservation Day - National Day
16 DecemberNational Victory Day - National Day
18 DecemberInternational Minority Rights Day - International Day
20 DecemberInternational Human Unity Day - International Day
22 DecemberNational Mathematics Day - National Day
23 DecemberNational Farmers Day - National Day
24 DecemberNational Consumer Day - National Day
25 DecemberChristmas Day - International Day

International Anti-Corruption Day FAQs:

International Anti-Corruption Day is observed every year on 09 December.

Yes, International Anti-Corruption Day is an International Day that is celebrated every year on December all over the World.

International Anti-Corruption Day started on 31 October 2003.

International Anti-Corruption Day is observed every year by United Nations General Assembly.

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