2021 is a landmark year for global anti-corruption action.
In June this year, the global community gathered for the first-ever General Assembly special session (UNGASS) against corruption, adopting a political declaration as a roadmap to step up anti-corruption action and accelerate implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption – the only global and truly comprehensive legally binding instrument against this crime.
In December, the week after the International Anti-Corruption Day, representatives from across the world will meet in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, for the ninth session of the Conference of the States Parties (CoSP9) to the United Nations Convention against Corruption to take forward the commitments of the UNGASS political declaration and set the international anti-corruption agenda for the coming years.
But Governments cannot fight corruption on their own. We all have a role to play in preventing and countering this crime.
In the lead up to CoSP9, this year’s campaign for International Anti-Corruption Day highlights key dimensions of the fight
• Week of 1 November: Education and youth
• Week of 8 November: Sports and corruption
• Week of 15 November: Gender dimensions of corruption
• Week of 22 November: Private sector
• Week of 29 November: COVID-19 and corruption
• Week of 6 December: International cooperation
Each week, for six weeks, we will focus on one of these key topics which, alongside the cross-cutting item of 'technology', will also share good practices and examples of preventing and countering corruption worldwide through strengthening international cooperation against corruption; tackling linkages with other forms of crime; enabling the recovery and return of stolen assets; developing innovative solutions; advancing prevention through education; leveraging youth engagement; and mobilizing allies in civil society, academia, and the private sector.
Your right, your role: Say no to corruption
Votre droit, votre défi : dites non à la corruption
Tu derecho, tu desafío: dile no a la corrupción
احفظ حقك، العب دورك: قل لا للفساد
твое право, твоя роль: скажи коррупции нет
For the International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December please use the hashtags #NoToCorruption and #IACD2021 on all digital platforms.
To promote the upcoming Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption use the hashtag #CoSP9 on all digital platforms.
The social media package and all campaign materials including poster, draft messages, visuals and video clips for the International Anti-Corruption Day (9 December) and the ninth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (13-17 December 2021 in Sharm El-Sheikh) will be made available on trello.
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