United Nations Anti-Corruption day is observed in Thailand and Internationally on 9 December 2019.
On 31 October 2003, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption and requested that the Secretary-General designate the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as secretariat for the Convention’s Conference of States Parties. The Assembly also designated 9 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.
Corruption undermines political systems and is an obstacle to social and economic development. The Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce has taken a clear position against corruption and have signeed a MoU commiting to work together with Thailand’s Private Sector Collective Action Against Corruption (CAC).
In the coming year we are planning events and training courses to encourage and support our members in obtaining CAC certification. We believe that the best place to start the fight against corruption is with ourselves and our members.