U.N. Agencies Launch 2009 Anti-Corruption Campaign
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) today launched a joint 2009 campaign to raise awareness on how corruption adversely impacts development.
The launch of this anti-corruption campaign was timed to coincide with the third session of the Conference of State Parties to the U.N. Convention against Corruption in Doha, Qatar from November 9-13. The Convention against Corruption has been ratified by over two-thirds of the 192 State Members of the U.N. since its entered force in 2005.
Through a series of posters, brochures and other material, the new campaign highlights how corruption obstructs access to education, health and justice, limiting their opportunity to prosper and undermining democracy.
The 2009 campaign is a follow-up to the UN's widely praised "Your No Counts" campaign.