Saturday, December 8, 2012

"As the International Community strives to achieve the Millenium Development Goals (MDG's) by 2015 and forge an agenda for economic and social progress in the years beyond,addressing the problems of corruption becomes all the more urgent".-Ban Ki-Moon,Message for International Anti Corruption Day. The Theme for 2012 is  "Act Against Corruption Today".

On 31st, October,2003,the UN General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention Against Corruption and requested the Secretary General  to designate the United Nations office on Drugs and Crime(UNODC) as the Secretariat for the conventions's conference of state's parties (Resolution 58/4).The Assembly also designated 9th December,as International Anti Corruption Day,to raise awareness of corruption and of the role of the convention in combating and preventing it.The convention entered into force in December,2005.

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