Below is an excerpt of the content found in anticorruption.org, hosted by the United Nations.
The global campaign #UnitedAgainstCorruption focuses on corruption as one of the biggest obstacles to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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.