INTERNTIONAL CAMPAIGN THEME: UNITED AGAINST CORRUPTION
for development, peace and security
Fighting corruption is a global concern because corruption is found in both rich and poor countries, and evidence shows that it hurts poor people disproportionately. It contributes to instability, poverty and is a dominant factor driving fragile countries towards state failure.
Governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, the media and citizens around the world are joining forces to fight this crime, Swaziland included. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are at the forefront of these efforts.
The 2017 joint international campaign focuses on corruption as one of the biggest impediments to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To mark the 2017 International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD), UNODC has developed a wide-ranging campaign focused on different SDGs and on how tackling corruption is vital to achieving them.
People often think that corruption is "just a way of life", but every society, sector and individual would benefit from standing United Against Corruption.