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The Awareness of Corruption

The Awareness of Corruption
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 the 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 has signed an MoU committing 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.

About the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

For two decades, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been helping make the world safer from drugs, organized crime, corruption and terrorism. UNODC is committed to achieving health, security and justice for all by tackling these threats and promoting peace and sustainable well-being as deterrents to them. Because the scale of these problems is often too great for states to confront alone, UNODC offers practical assistance and encourages transnational approaches to action. UNODC does this in all regions of the world through our global programmes and network of field offices. The Office is committed to supporting Member States in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at its core. The 2030 Agenda clearly recognizes that the rule of law and fair, effective and humane justice systems, as well as health-oriented responses to drug use, are both enablers for and part of sustainable development.

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