Tuesday, December 09, 2003

UN International Anti-Corruption Day - December 9th

The always informative Transparency International has the inside scoop on the UN Convention Against Corruption, which, among other things, will designate December 9th as the annual International Anti-Corruption Day.
The UN Convention against Corruption, to open for signature tomorrow in Merida, Mexico, is a milestone for global efforts to combat graft, says Transparency International, the leading international non-governmental organisation devoted to fighting corruption. The Convention's signing ceremony on December 9th, recently designated International Anti-Corruption Day by the UN General Assembly, is the result of a three-year effort by 129 countries to take global action against corruption.

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