Pakistan United Against Corruption @ International Anti Corruption Day

Islamabad, 9 December 2016, Pakistan observed the International Anti-Corruption Day with a ceremony that was organized by the National Accountability Bureau and hosted at the Presidency Palace in Islamabad. Officials from various fields, including dignitaries from the Government of Pakistan, members of the international community, diplomats, civil society representatives, judiciary officials and media representatives. 

H.E. the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain, presided over the conference and delivered a keynote address. This was followed by the inauguration of a colouring book containing anti-corruption slogans, which was designed for secondary school students, and a commemorative postage stamp.

During the ceremony, Mr. Cesar Guedes, Representative UNODC, delivered a statement from the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr Ban Ki-moon, highlighting the importance of combating the scourge of corruption in line with the 2030 agenda on sustainable development.  Other speakers included the federal Minister of Law and Justice and the Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan.

Mr. President Mamnoon Hussain presented a Shield of Honour to Mr. Cesar Guedes during the award distribution ceremony and thanked UNODC COPAK for its commitment in tackling this challenge. 

Additional activities included a national "selfie" campaign launched by UNODC COPAK to spread the message: 'United against corruption for peace development and security' through social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.