Learn about International Anti-Corruption Day
Corruption could be one of the biggest tragedies of mankind for the simple reason that it is ongoing and extremely difficult to combat, forcing the poor into ever more hopeless conditions while the select few in power get ever richer and more powerful.
Bribes prevent chosen criminals from ever having to take responsibility for what they’ve done, politicians employ all of their cronies
As of 2014, some of the most corrupted countries in the world are Haiti, Iraq, North Korea, Venezuela, Somalia
History of International Anti-Corruption Day
International Anti-corruption Day was launched on October 9th 2003 by the General Assembly of the United Nations as a way of raising awareness of corruption and highlighting the role of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in combating and preventing it.
The official reason given by the UN for creating this day is that it was “concerned about the seriousness of problems and threats posed by corruption to the stability and security of societies, undermining the institutions and values of democracy, ethical values
Since the day was first held, the day’s
How to Celebrate Anti-Corruption Day
Some of the ways in which governments around the world, private businesses, non-governmental organisations, the media and the general public can get involved are by organising creative activities, reporting incidents of corruption, using the UN’s anti-corruption logo on publications and at events, and spreading the message through social networks such as Twitter and Facebook.
Just sharing something on Facebook or Twitter may not seem like like much of anything, but as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge proved so well, social media can indeed play an enormous role in bettering the world. If you want to help those affected by corruption more actively, perhaps you could donate some money to a charity that helps take care of those in need in
Hopeforhaiti.com has been working for over 25 years to help Haiti’s least fortunate get access to better education, nutrition
Somalia is a country struggling to deal with the civil war that has been going on since 1991 and is thought to have killed about 500,000 people and uprooted another 200,000 since then. What with the rampant poverty and hunger, as well as the severe shortage of drinking water and the number of people infected with HIV, hepatitis, cholera and polio, Somalians are in desperate need of assistance.
Sponsoring a Somalian child is much more affordable than one might think, starting at just £20 monthly. Amazingly, even this small amount of money can be enough to ensure a Somalian child’s needs are seen to. However you decide to celebrate this day, make sure you’re helping the world become just a little bit better in the process.
Sponsoring a Somalian child is much more affordable than one might think, starting at just £20 monthly. Amazingly, even this small amount of money can be enough to ensure a Somalian child’s needs