Monrovia, Liberia –
Monday, December 4, 2023
– The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) joins other anti-graft
institutions around the world to celebrate International Anti-Corruption Day
Anti-Corruption Day is celebrated every year on December 9 to raise awareness
of the negative effects of corruption on all areas of life.
December 9 falls on a Saturday, the LACC will kick off the celebrations
beginning Monday, December 4 to end on Friday, December 8.
International Theme for this year’s Celebration is “Uniting the World Against
Corruption” while the local theme is “Promoting
Integrity and Accountability for Increased Citizen’s Participation in the Fight
activities for this year will include radio appearances on talk shows on December
4 th and 7 th on TRUTH FM and ECOWAS Radio.
Street Blast will take place on
Thursday, December 7, when LACC staff will be in the streets giving out fliers
Main Event will be a Symposium on Friday, December 8, 2023.
symposium places a spotlight on the seven thematic areas during this year’s
seven thematic areas include:
I. Empowerment of youth through
II. Promoting freedom and human rights
III. Safeguarding sports
Encouraging Judicial integrity
Bolstering gender quality
Advancing business integrity
Protecting the environment
31 October 2003, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention
Against Corruption and requested that the Secretary-General designate the
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as the secretariat for the
Convention’s Conference of States Parties (resolution 58/4). The Convention is
the only universal legally binding instrument that comprehensively addresses
the issue of corruption. It covers five main areas: preventive measures,
criminalization and law enforcement, international cooperation, asset recovery,
and technical assistance and information exchange. The
Assembly also designated 9 December as International Anti-Corruption Day, to
raise awareness of corruption and the role of the UNCAC, as well as parties in combating
and preventing corruption. The Convention entered into force in December 2005.
At this point, 189 states across the world have joined the convention and
committed to its obligations.
The LACC is coordinating the IACD celebration with the GAC, IAA, FIU, LRA as well as other Civil Society Organizations including the Center for Transparency & Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL and Accountability Lab (ILab).