“Corruption is a global phenomenon that strikes hardest at the poor, hinders inclusive economic growth and robs essential services of badly needed funds,” says United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. “From cradle to grave, millions are touched by corruption’s shadow.”
On this year’s observance of the International Anti-Corruption Day, the UN again calls on people everywhere to get involved in “Breaking the Corruption Chain”.
The United Nations Convention Against Corruption is a key tool in helping fight corruption around the world, and the impetus for a forceful, global movement. Governments, the private sector, non-governmental organisations, the media and citizens around the world join forces to fight this crime with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) & the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
This year the UNDP and UNODC have developed a joint campaign, focusing on how corruption undermines democracy and the rule of law, leads to human rights violations, distorts markets, erodes quality of life and allows organised crime, terrorism and other threats to human security to flourish. Breaking the Corruption Chain highlights to the world that corruption is a cross-cutting crime, impacting many areas – acting against corruption is imperative to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.
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