International Anti-Corruption Day 2016

International Anti-Corruption Day 2016

Today, 9 December, is Anti-corruption Day and people throughout the world are taking action! Please join them and commit to playing your part in defeating corruption.

People are dying because money meant for health care is stolen. The proceeds of large-scale corruption laundered in luxury property. Women and girls subjected to sexual demands in return for passing exams. Democracy undermined by money in politics. Factory workers losing their lives when unsafe buildings certified by unscrupulous inspectors collapse. Hard earned tax payer money misappropriated.

Directly or indirectly, rich or poor, male or female, all of us are affected by corruption. But it does not have to be this way. All of us also have the power to fight corruption.

Imagine a future where people throughout the world act together to reject corruption. Together we can and will bring about real change. This is what you can do in your daily life, in your place of work, in schools, hospitals and places of worship to be part of this change:

  • Do not pay bribes
  • Do not seek bribes
  • Work with others to campaign against corruption
  • Speak out on corruption and report on abuse
  • Only support candidates for public office who say no to corruption and demonstrate transparency, accountability and integrity

Please show your solidarity with the billions of victims of corruption around the world and add your voice to those who are saying enough is enough! Please sign the Declaration Against Corruption and encourage your family and friends and colleagues to do so.

For any press enquiries please contact press@transparency.org

Latest

Support Transparency International

Sustainable Development Goals turn two: time to ensure justice for all

September 25, 2017 marks the two-year anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals. Transparency International highlights the need for governments to set meaningful targets for success.

3 things we’ve learned since the Anti-Corruption Summit in London 2016

In May of last year, 43 governments & six international organisations met at the Anti-Corruption Summit and made 648 commitments. To keep up the pressure and make sure that these promises are kept, we looked at 453 commitments to find out what progress has been made - today Transparency International UK has launched a new report and a global pledge tracker with the results.

Azerbaijani Laundromat: grand corruption and how to buy influence

New investigation into a shady financial network that appears to have funnelled money from a US$2.9 billion Azeri slush fund to pay decision-makers and prominent individuals across Europe.

Elections in Angola: time to tackle corruption

The unofficial results of Angola’s elections are expected on 25 August. This is not cause for celebration unless it brings change. Corruption has for too long enriched a small ruling elite while more than two thirds of the country’s population lives in poverty.

15 ways young people can fight corruption

On International Youth Day, we celebrate youth around the globe and their power to help shape a fairer and more just world. For those who want to join us but don’t know where to start, here are 15 great ideas from our anti-corruption tool kit.

Azerbaijan: closing down civil society

Transparency Azerbaijan has announced that it had to close its two regional legal advice centres due to a restrictive government law blocking foreign donors from giving to civil society.

Six ways business can help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals

Our former chair outlines six ways in which businesses can help reach the SDGs.

Social Media

Follow us on Social Media

Would you like to know more?

Sign up to stay informed about corruption news and our work around the world