The Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is
Ms. Ghada Waly of Egypt, who took office on
1 February 2020. She holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Corruption thrives in times of crisis and the current pandemic is no exception. To address the COVID-19 crisis, all States have taken significant measures and have mobilized billions in funds. But urgent responses create significant opportunities for corruption. This year on International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December, we highlight that to RECOVER with INTEGRITY after COVID-19, we need to stand #UnitedAgainstCorruption.