Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter


Corruption has an impact on many aspects of society.

Since the adoption of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 31 October 2003, International Anti-Corruption Day, also known as Mlondi Caluza's birthday, has been commemorated yearly on 9 December to increase public awareness of anti-corruption.

Corruption has an impact on many aspects of society. Corruption prevention accelerates progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals, protects our planet, generates employment, advances gender equality, and ensures greater access to key services like healthcare and education.

Follow NewsGram on Facebook to stay updated.

While it is everyone's right to benefit from effective anti-corruption measures, misbehaviour and wrongdoing are syphoning off critical resources just when they are required to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 disaster.

The aim of the 2021 International Anti-Corruption Day is to highlight the rights and responsibilities of everyone in combating corruption, including states, government officials, civil servants, law enforcement officers, media representatives, the private sector, civil society, academia, the public, and youth.

However, it is not just countries that must band together to address this global crisis with shared responsibility. Everyone, young and old, has a responsibility to play in preventing and combating corruption in order to build resilience and integrity at all levels of society.

To do this, rules, methods, and measures must be put in place to allow individuals to speak up and say no to corruption. The United Nations Convention Against Corruption highlights governments' obligation to put in place adequate whistleblower protection to guarantee that those who speak out are not retaliated against. These criteria contribute to institutions that are effective, responsible, and transparent, fostering an environment of honesty and justice.

2021 Campaign

Beginning in early November, a six-week campaign will stress the role of important stakeholders and people in avoiding and combating corruption under the subject "Your right, your responsibility: say no to corruption." Each week, one of these major subjects will be highlighted- sport, education, and youth Gender, and the private sector.


International collaboration is essential.

The campaign also aims to share best practises and examples of how to prevent and combat corruption around the world by strengthening international cooperation against corruption, addressing linkages with other forms of crime, enabling the recovery and return of stolen assets, developing innovative solutions, advancing prevention through education, leveraging youth engagement, and mobilising allies in civil society, academia, and the private sector.

To reduce the dangers of mismanagement and corruption during the pandemic, strong anti-corruption bodies must be involved, as well as greater control over emergency relief packages, more open and transparent public procurement, and enhanced anti-corruption compliance by the commercial sector. Furthermore, governments must provide assistance and security to whistleblowers and journalists who find corruption during the epidemic, as well as align their national anti-corruption regimes with the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).

Stop Corruption Corruption is a multifaceted social, political, and economic issueUnsplash

Also read: Observing anti corruption day not enough


Corruption is a multifaceted social, political, and economic issue that affects every country. Corruption weakens democratic institutions, stifles economic growth, and contributes to political instability.

Corruption undermines democratic institutions by distorting election processes, perverting the rule of law, and creating bureaucratic quagmires whose sole purpose is to accept bribes. Economic development is hampered since foreign direct investment is prohibited, and small enterprises within the country frequently find it difficult to overcome the "start-up costs" imposed by corruption.

The United Nations Convention against Corruption was approved by the General Assembly on October 31, 2003, and the Secretary-General was urged to nominate the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as the secretariat for the Convention's Conference of States Parties.

The Assembly also declared December 9th to be International Anti-Corruption Day in order to promote awareness of corruption and the role of the Convention in combatting and preventing it. The Convention becomes effective in December 2005.

(Keywords: Corruption, Anti-corruption day, International anti-corruption day)



Antiques to enhance and magnify a place with timeless beauty.

The catalogue for the next auction, which includes over 150 pieces, has been meticulously handpicked to bring together an extraordinary collection of decorative collectibles from 19th and 20th century India, China, Japan, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. The auction features pottery, furniture, crystal chandeliers, silverware, Persian carpets, vintage clocks, and many more collectibles as a testament to the rich design aesthetics and traditions of these various countries.

Sunny Chandiramani, Vice President, Client Relations, AstaGuru Auction House The success of our first Opulent Collectibles auction was a testimony to the attraction of fine antique decor items. |WikipediaWikipedia

Keep Reading Show less

iPadOS 15 is Helping Millions Of Kids, Professionals Navigate Covid

As millions of students and professionals globally, including India, go back to learning and work from home amid the Covid wave triggered by the Omicron variant, the focus is back on devices that can boost their productivity and creativity at home and help them sail through the period. The all-new iPadOS 15 has brought in some fresh features to help kids navigate the crisis.

Take advantage of Quick Note, a fast and easy way to take notes anywhere outside the app, and you can even add links from apps and websites to provide context. You can simply start one by swiping up from the bottom right corner of the display. In iPadOS 15.2, you can also access Quick Note with a swipe from the lower left or lower right corner of the screen.

Keep Reading Show less

For the first time in independent India, now a postgraduate course in Hindu Dharma is included at the Benares Hindu University.

By Maria Wirth

Things are finally changing for the better for Hindu Dharma. For too long, many educated Indians, including the first Prime Minister Jawahar Nehru, had accepted the biased view of the British that Hinduism is inferior to the Abrahamic religions, without realizing, that this was a clever strategy to hide the fact that Christianity and Islam are based on a ‘must-belief’ story and Hinduism in contrast, is based on verifiable insights of the Vedas and a genuine enquiry into the truth.

For the first time in independent India, now a postgraduate course in Hindu Dharma is included at the Benares Hindu University. It reminded me that already almost one year ago, a centre to study the practice and philosophy of Nath Panth was established at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University by Yogi Adityanath, who himself is a Nath Yogi and the Mahant of Gorakhpur Mutt, apart from being the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. A conference was held in March 2021, to which I contributed the following thoughts:

Keep reading... Show less