Corruption is a complex social, political and economic phenomenon that affects all countries. To raise awareness against this scourge and to publicize the valuable role of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in fighting and preventing it, the General Assembly designated December 9 as the International Day against Corruption.

Governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, the media and citizens around the world are joining forces to combat this crime.

Reducing the risks of mismanagement and corruption during the pandemic requires the involvement of strong anti-corruption agencies, better oversight of emergency support packages, more open and transparent public procurement, and greater compliance with anti-corruption regulations in the private sector. In addition, countries need to ensure the support and protection of journalists and the press, who report corruption during the pandemic, in addition to aligning their national anti-corruption frameworks with the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

To RECOVER with INTEGRITY we need to be #UnitedAgainstCorruption.