|International Anti-Corruption Day|
“The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on our self, our families, our friends, and especially our children. In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity.” - Frank Serpico
No matter where you reside, corruption is a strong phenomenon that sucks life out of social, political and economic factors. Corruption sabotages democratic firms, hinders economic and social development and moreover promotes government instability. Over the world, corruption is a major issue that’s hard to deal with and it’s distorting everything. When it comes to corruption, neither society nor country is immune. If we look upon the situation of underdeveloped and developing countries we can clearly assume that corruption is one of the main factors that is hindering their path of progress. So, it’s essential for each and every one of us to unite and fight against this global disease and raise a voice to eradicate it.
Corruption mainly affects the poor and middle class people. In many countries corruption acts as a core that ignites the flames of poor governance, political instability and poor economic growth. If you dig in deeper you will find evidences that indicate that corruption is a major cause that affects long-term economic growth.
To fight against corruption UN initiated their first step in the year 2004 by introducing the first International Anti-Corruption Day. Since then every year this day is conducted every year to develop combat plans against corruption. Today, Anti-Corruption provides platform to all government bodies, civil society, general public and medias to raise their voices to eliminate this global problem.