Anti-corruption Global Advocacy and Awareness

Corruption is a complex and pervasive phenomenon and anti-corruption is everybody’s business. The fight against corruption requires comprehensive, multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder strategies and initiatives.  Corruption contributes to instability, poverty and is a dominant factor driving fragile countries towards state failure.

In this section, you will find up to date information on anti-corruption global forums and advocacy resources to design your own campaign and raise awareness on the negative effects on corruption in peoples’ lives.
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December 9th was declared as the International Anti-Corruption Day when the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2003. The International Anti-Corruption Day has been observed since 2004 to raise people’s awareness about the costs of corruption and the role of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in combating and preventing it. Today, the day serves as a powerful call for action against corruption and a platform for governments, civil society, media and the general public to engage and address challenges that continue to encourage corrupt practices and acts.


The biennial International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) is the premier anti-corruption advocacy and networking forum in the world. It brings together approximately 2000 people – political leaders, heads of state, officials, anti-corruption activists, development actors and representatives of private sector – to discuss issues, share and inspire ideas, exchange lessons learned and devise a way forward to address corruption, and promote transparency, accountability and integrity. The conference is organized by the IACC Council and Transparency International in collaboration with the government of the host country. The first conference was held in 1983 in Washington DC and subsequent conferences were held every two years under a new theme.
Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption
Pursuant to article 63 of the Convention, the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption was established to improve the capacity of and cooperation between States parties to achieve the objectives set forth in the Convention and to promote and review its implementation.

Find here documents related to the 5th Session of the Conference of the State Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption.