9TH DECEMBER, 2023.
The International Anti-Corruption Day, a day that serves as a poignant reminder of the prevailing threat that corruption poses to our societies, economies, and the very fabric of our democratic principles. Today, we unite globally not only in acknowledgment of the problem but also in a collective call to action against corruption.
The 2023 International Anti-corruption Day (IACD) with the theme , UNCAC at 20: Uniting the World Against Corruption aims to highlight the pertinent link between anti-corruption and peace, security and development.
On the occasion of World Anti-Corruption Day, the African Center for Governance, Asset Recovery and Sustainable Development (African Center) recognizes the urgency and importance of our collective mission. Corruption, in all its forms erodes the very fabric of our communities, hindering progress and threatening the principles upon which our society is built.
We acknowledge corruption’s destructive impact on most importantly, the lives of ordinary citizens and how it diverts resources meant for public welfare, perpetuate inequality, and undermine the trust that binds us together globally.
Today,we reflect on the collective responsibility to combat corruption. Whether through technological innovation, international collaboration, or grassroots efforts, each individual plays a role. Raising awareness, advocating for change, and fostering a culture that rejects corruption can contribute to creating a world where honesty and fairness prevail. The fight against corruption is ongoing, requiring a sustained commitment for a brighter and more just future.
As a civil society organization, the African Center’s role is pivotal. We are the watchdogs, the advocates, and the voices that demand accountability. Hence, on this day 9th December, 2023 “World Anti-Corruption Day”, we reaffirm our commitment to fostering a culture of transparency, honesty, fairness and accountability.
The African Center for Governance, Asset Recovery, and Sustainable Development (otherwise known as “the African Center”) is an independent, civil society organization with headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. The African Center collaborates with national governments, international and regional organizations, as well as non-governmental organizations to promote good governance, sustainable development, and the rule of law. Read more: https://lnkd.in/dhAxzGEr
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