Corruption: An impediment to the Sustainable Development Goals

On the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption day, 9 December 2017, UNODC launched a campaign with the theme "Corruption: An impediment to the Sustainable Development Goals". The campaign focuses on how corruption affects education, health, justice, democracy, prosperity and development. It also proposes solutions that engage individuals in the fight against corruption, starting from knowing what Convention requires from governments and their officials to reporting incidents of corruption and refusing to participate in activities that are not legal or transparent. To participate in the campaign and take action, click on the image to the left.

Everyone has the power to stand and fight against corruption and we must work together, #UnitedAgainstCorruption



Corruption Identification and Prevention Now a Click Away  

Are you interested in finding out more about corruption and how to fight it?  You can now take the UNODC Anti-Corruption Course!

The course was designed by experts from the UNODC Corruption and Economic Crime Branch and has the objective to improve the learners' understanding of the provisions of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

The course consists of two eLearning modules - "Introduction to Anti-corruption" and "Advanced Anti-corruption: Prevention of Corruption ".

The first eLearning module, "Introduction to Anti-Corruption", provides an overview of \. Learners will be able to better understand what corruption is and the socio-economic consequences it can have. The module further explains how UNCAC, as the only global, comprehensive, legally binding anti-corruption instrument, can provide a fundamental legal framework for the fight against corruption across the globe.

The second module, "Advanced Anti-Corruption: Prevention of Corruption", provides learners with a more thorough understanding of preventive measures enshrined in Chapter II of UNCAC. Sub-chapters of the module explain, for instance, anti-corruption measures in the procurement process, conflict of interest regulations, steps in the design of anti-corruption strategies, and judicial integrity measures.

The modules, which take between one and two hours to complete, entail a small pre- and post-training test to assess the participants' increase in knowledge. Upon completion of each module, learners will receive a certificate.

The modules are available in two languages, English and Arabic.  The Arabic module comes in line with the UNODC anti-corruption project: "Supporting Measures to Combat Corruption and Money Laundering, and to Foster Asset Recovery, in Egypt", implemented by the UNODC Regional Office for the Middle East and North (ROMENA). The modules have been funded by the European Union.

The modules target a wide audience, including governmental officials, non-government agencies, activists, students and others who are interested in anti-corruption. You can take this course by registering at the following link: