International anticorruption day : 14 anticorruption bodies committed to create the Network for Integrity
Since 2004, the 9th December is the international anti-corruption day (IACD), under the aegis of the United Nations. On this occasion, Governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, the media and citizens around the world are joining forces to fight this crime.
During the 4th Open Government Partnership Global Summit, who ends on this 9th December in Paris, the fight against corruption has been a key issue in the program of the summit.
All around the world, the integrity of public officials has become a major issue in societies and represents a strong expectation from citizens as for public transparency and accountability.
Indeed, corruption is an international plague, a major thief of economic and social development, of good governance and the rule of law. Every year, over 2.6 trillion dollars representing around 3% of the world GDP are siphoned (source: UNDP).
This is why, 14 national public institutions in charge of fighting corruption and breaches of ethics decided to join forces in the Network for Integrity.
Despite their different legal traditions, they all share common values and missions related to transparency, ethics and integrity of public officials. Therefore, the Network for Integrity is a new platform to promote good governance at home and worldwide.
On the occasion of this IACD, the Network for integrity will be officially presented to the participants of the Paris OGP Gobal Summit, Friday 9th December, from 2 pm to 3 pm, at the Palais d’Iéna (salle Ventejol), with a message of the UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon, and the testimony of Ms. Amira Yahyaoui, founder of the NGO Al Bawsala whose action for the prevention of a blaze in Tunisia was rewarded in 2014 by the prize of The Jacques Chirac Foundation.
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