Your No Counts

About the Campaign

Corruption is a major bottleneck to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and a global concern. It is found in both rich and poor countries and hurts poor people disproportionately. It contributes to instability and poverty and is a dominant factor driving fragile countries towards state failure.

People often feel that they are at the mercy of corruption and think that it is just a "way of life". However, every society, sector and citizen can take action and benefit from getting united against corruption. Especially young people are playing a huge role in strengthening accountability and developing innovative solutions to prevent and curb corruption.

Governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, the media and citizens around the world are joining forces to fight corruption for people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are at the forefront of these efforts.

To mark the International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD), we will leverage the recognition of the multi-year "United Against Corruption" theme and will continue to support the 2030 Agenda, which forms the backbone of the campaign. In addition, the campaign will also have a youth component.

As such, this year's campaign covers the following three areas:
1.    Corruption - An impediment to the Sustainable Development Goals
       describes how corruption negatively affects us all.
2.    Corruption - #YouthForJustice leading the change
describes the importance of empowering and mobilizing youth to fight for a corruption-free world.
3.    United Against Corruption - Take action - Lead the change - Be the change
       stresses that it is not enough to just know about corruption but that we need to take action, hold leaders accountable and
       become integer leaders ourselves.

We hope you'll come together with UNDP and UNODC to fight against corruption by:
       - Organizing creative activities in your community to mark 9 December;
       - Utilizing the "Call to Action Matrix";
       - Using the Anti-Corruption logo on publications and at events;
       - Sending a message to your networks about the campaign;

Tweeting and posting about International Anti-Corruption Day to let the world know what you are doing to tackle this scourge
Social media package:
Hashtag:                        #UnitedAgainstCorruption | #IACD2019 | #YouthForJustice
Tag:                               @UNODC and @UNDP


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