International Anti-Corruption Day: Zero Corruption - 100% Development
Brasília, 9 December 2013 - Today the International Anti-Corruption Day is marked all around the world. The global campaign against corruption launched this year by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) reinforces the message that there can be no development with corruption.
This is exactly the idea behind a new video launched today by the UNODC Liaison and Partnership Office in Brazil:
Under the theme Zero Corruption - 100% Development, the campaign focuses on the corrosive effects of corruption on development, highlighting that this crime undermines democracy and the rule of law, leads to human rights violations, distorts markets, erodes quality of life and allows organized crime and other threats to security to flourish.
"Corruption is a barrier to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and needs to be taken into account in defining and implementing a robust post-2015 development agenda", said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on his message to mark the International Day.
The UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov also release a message to mark the date, in which he highlighted the need for a spirit of cooperation in the fight against corruption: "Corruption is not simply a developed or developing nation's problem, it is the challenge of every person, and every nation."
Show your support for the campaign against corruption by sharing UNODC's video on your social media profiles and visiting www.anticorruptionday.org