Commemorating International Anti-Corruption Day 2012

December 5, 2012 - December 11, 2012

Each year December 9, is commemorated as International Anti-Corruption Day. This year the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is marking the day with two events:

New Delhi, India: Commemorating International Anti-Corruption Day with Volunteer for a Better India

December 5, 2012

UNODC is participating in a curtain raiser event for the Volunteer for a Better India initiative organized by The Art of Living. The event will bring together 200 youth for an interactive session on corruption. The aim is to create awareness and understanding of what corruption is and to highlight the role that young people in India can play in the fight against corruption.

The Volunteer for a Better India initiative is a movement with an objective towards building a peaceful, prosperous, equitable and non-discriminatory India, with a focus on empowering young leadership with the spirit of volunteerism and the lens of human values.

The International Anti-Corruption Day has been chosen as a day for the curtain raiser to the initiative, since corruption is seen as one of the compromises to strong human values. The event also brings together representatives from civil society, United Nations agencies and the media.

The larger youth-led initiative Volunteer for a Better India is to be held in February 2013.  Under this initiative apart from the issue of corruption other critical issues affecting our nation will be discussed, including HIV and AIDS, the falling female sex ratio, environmental sustainability, drug and substance abuse, inequality in education and entrepreneurial opportunities and child protection issues. Volunteer for a Better India is being organized in partnership with FPAI, UNODC, UNFPA, UNGCNI, UNICEF, UNMC, Heroes Project, DRISHTEE, INERELA + (Asia Pacific) - IICA, and APAC - VHS

 

New Delhi India: A Panel Discussion Commemorating International Anti-Corruption Day

December 11, 2012

Commemorating International Anti-Corruption Day, UNODC in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is organizing a panel discussion on: Challenges faced by the business sector and how they can be incentivized to address corruption more effectively.

The event will be attended by representatives from private sector businesses, civil society and the media.