2014, December 9. National Anti-Corruption Day
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National Anti-Corruption Day
The General Assembly of the United Nations Convention Against
Corruption (UNCAC) has designated December 9 as International Anti-
Corruption Day. This year’s
theme is "Break the corruption chain".
Corruption is a complex
social, political and economic phenomenon that affects all
countries. Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows
economic development and contributes to governmental instability.
Corruption attacks the foundation of democratic institutions by
distorting electoral processes, perverting the rule of law and
creating bureaucratic quagmires whose only reason for existing is
the soliciting of bribes. Economic development is stunted because
foreign direct investment is discouraged and small businesses within
the country often find it impossible to overcome the "start-up
costs" required because of corruption.
Proclamation No. 506 by President Benigno S. Aquino II declares
every December 9, as National Anti-Corruption Day.