The term “corruption” is one that is frequently used in everyday speech, and many of us are familiar with it. It is quite challenging to confront this disaster since it is one of the worst disasters in the history of humanity. The result is a vicious circle where the wealthy get richer and the poor stay poor. No segment of society is weaker than another. International Anti-Corruption Day is marked on December 9 every year in an effort to prevent corruption and educate people on how to do so. Relief Org will discuss the topic and other preventive measures in today’s article.
Any action taken by people or a group in exchange for bribes is often referred to as corruption. It is therefore stated that corruption is dishonest and unlawful conduct. It may result in legal penalties if it is proven.
Usually, the rights and advantages of some are included in the act of bribery . Finding a term that covers all of the corruption’s traits and facets is quite tricky. However, to speak out against it and pursue justice wherever we encounter it, we all need to be aware of the actual nature of corruption and how it seen in all forms.
According to the United Nations, bribery has evolved into an international problem from which no nation is free from this. Approximately 5% of the global GNP, or $2.6 trillion, is said to be the cost of corruption globally. In order to ensure that people have improved access to health care and other necessary services while maintaining strong, democratic institutions, it is crucial for society to prevent this.
The International Anti-Corruption Day draws attention to the fact that one of the main problems to fulfilling goals for sustainable development is bribery.
Relief Org telling what is Corruption.
According to the UN, corruption is a severe crime that may delay the growth of society i,e social and economic systems. No nation, area, or neighborhood is impervious to corruption. It is present everywhere in the globe; whether it is political, social, or economic, and it weakens and threatens democratic institutions while also causing political uncertainty and slowing down economic growth.
In easy words corruption is a dishonest or false behavior by persons in positions of authority, usually including bribery, or as the misuse of giving power for personal benefit, which can take many different forms. It weakens society’s foundation. It cheat individuals of their freedom, health, wealth, and occasionally even their life.
History of International Anti-Corruption Day
By approving the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) in December 2003, the UN took the first step towards tackling global corruption. It’s on October 31, 2003.
A treaty known as UNAC signed on December 9 and went into effect on December 14 of the same year. The purpose of this agreement was to make the states to work together to lessen corruption and support law and order. The agreement states, five things. As follows:
- To implement the required anti-corruption measures
- Maintaining law and order
- Work together to reduce corruption.
- Asset recovery and departure for one’s home country.
- To exchange information and offer technical support.
The UNCAC’s main offices are in Merida and New York. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime serves as the meeting’s secretary, while the Secretary-General of the United States serves as the bank. India signed the UN Convention against Corruption on December 9, 2006, the first International Anti-Corruption Day.
International Anti-Corruption Day Theme
2022:Uniting the World Against Corruption
2021:Your right, your role: say no to corruption
2020:Recover with Integrity to Build Forward Better
2019:United Against Corruption – Take action – Lead the change – Be the change
2018:The power of people’s pressure
How is International Anti-Corruption Day celebrated?
As it is common, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the UNODC organised the International Anti-Corruption Day annually all over the world. All of these organizations join with one another and with their local partners to fight corruption across borders and to motivate and promote information sharing.
Many public figures, legislators, famous authors, journalists, and representatives of private organizations also speak out against corruption and gain their belief in a society free from it.
Numerous lectures, campaigns, plays, skits, etc, held to educate the people on it and its prevention. Additionally, brochures and flyers distributed in various places.
Governmental and non-governmental organizations mark the day in India as a planned event. Child’s essay and speech competition held in schools and colleges to raise awareness and how it impacts society. Local government officials hand out the notice in the open while mentioning examples of this and requesting citizens to speak out against it.
Additionally, promise often given to those who file complaints about crime and maintain the privacy of their personal information. This is another strategy for motivating people to speak out against it. Many people, plan events in their group to raise awareness of the duties. That place in the hands of the government and its officials, as well as to inform the people of these duties.
In fact, we need to welcome and support those who spoke up. We should also demand clarity in how various departments work. Social media is now an important tool for spreading awareness, motivating people, and spreading information. Because most people believe that it is a basic part of life and that nothing possible to do to remove it. We tend to take things lightly and ignore what happens in our surroundings.
Relief Org Thoughts on Corruption
However, it’s important to realize that we as citizens cannot expect the government to be free of this unless we are ready to root out corruption from the top down and bear blame for any wrongs committed against us. In reality, only through removing this will we be able to achieve the goal of global sustainable development by 2030.
There are many causes of corruption. Finding the root of an issue is to be half the fight . It is time to look for solutions rather than continue to debate on it. India’s government must remove this for the benefit of economic growth. At its root, it must remove. For example, India’s growing population and a lack of employment opportunities about it. The government must take tough action to limit the population of the nation. In a same layer, it must make every effort to remove bribery from India. If we work together and are firm to removing corruption from the globe, we can win over it.
Lack of awareness is another element fueling its growth. The problem will seriously decrease with the help of education excel. People who engage in corrupt activities, such as accepting and giving bribes, taking part in uncertain ways to grow their businesses, getting black money, and getting other benefits to which they do not have legal access, must undergo severe punishments.
These individuals need punishment. Sting operations should organize by the government and the media to reveal dishonest people in various businesses. Such undercover investigations will not only reveal dishonest individuals, but also demotivate others from following in their footsteps. Each of us must accept that it is our personal responsibility. Take correct steps to complete tasks rather than giving bribes to avoid punishment.
On International Anti-Corruption Day, Relief org oath to make India a corruption-free nation.
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