INTERACTIVE: International Anti-Corruption Day 9 Dec around East Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok (Thailand), 9 December 2012 - International Anti-Corruption Day falls on Sunday 9 December. On this day, the international community will come together to celebrate the significant strides that have been made against corruption in the past year; and to demonstrate unity for the fight to come.
This year, United Nations partners in East Asia and the Pacific, as well as governments and non-governmental entities have organized a series of events to celebrate International Anti-Corruption Day across this vast region of ours, home to nearly 30% of the world's population.
To find out what's planned in any country in East Asia and the Pacific, just click on the handy interactive International Anti-Corruption Day activities map or click here.
Brunei, Cambodia, Lao, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam and Marshall Island are but a few of the countries that will host events this International Anti-Corruption Day. Such an array of participants represents just how much has been achieved in the past year; although if the fight against corruption is to be successful, much more needs to be done - every day of the year.
Corruption disproportionately harms the poor, stifles economic growth and diverts desperately needed funds from education, healthcare and other public services. If any headway into the problem is to be made, the support of the community as a whole is required. Political will and institutional capacity can often be lacking, and effective prevention and detection of corruption can only be achieved through a whole-of-government and society approach.
To find out more about UNODC's anti-corruption activities, click here. This Sunday 9 December, and every day, ACT against corruption!
NOTE: This page will be regularly updated with activities from around the region as information becomes available; To share your International Anti-Corruption Day activities, kindly contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Messages for 9 December
Youth against corruption