On the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day that falls on December 9th, the Supreme Audit Institution of Samoa has prepared a special song that emphasizes the message of upholding our morals and to stay away from corrupt practices. It is also a day that allows the public to recommit to collective action in preventing and addressing corruption.
In 2003, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption. The Assembly also designated 9 December as International Anti-Corruption Day to raise awareness on corruption and the role of the Convention in its prevention. The Convention came into force in 2005.
Governments, private sectors, non-governmental organizations, media and citizens all around the world join forces to fight corruption. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are at the forefront of these efforts.
Amid the global challenges faced by all countries this year, the 2020 International Anti-Corruption Day theme is 'Recover with Integrity'.