International Anti-Corruption Day 2023: Top Ten Quotes
International Anti-Corruption Day 2023: Top Ten Quotes

International Anti-Corruption Day 2023: International Anti-Corruption Day, observed annually on December 9th, serves as a global reminder to combat corruption in all its forms and promote transparency, accountability, and integrity in government institutions and societies worldwide. This day raises awareness about the detrimental effects of corruption on economies, social justice, and sustainable development, encouraging collective efforts to fight against this pervasive issue. Through education, advocacy, and collaborative action, International Anti-Corruption Day aims to foster a culture of integrity and ethical governance.

"Corruption is a cancer: a cancer that eats away at a citizen's faith in democracy, diminishes the instinct for innovation and creativity; already-tight national budgets, crowding out important national investments." - Joe Biden

"Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted, when we tolerate what we know to be wrong, when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy or too frightened, when we fail to speak up and speak out, we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice." - Robert F. Kennedy

"Corruption is the enemy of development, and of good governance. It must be got rid of. Both the government and the people at large must come together to achieve this national objective." - Pratibha Patil

"The first duty of a government is to maintain law and order so that the life, property, and religious beliefs of its subjects are fully protected by the State." - Muhammad Ali Jinnah

"Corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies. No country, region, or community is immune." - Antonio Guterres

"The duty of youth is to challenge corruption." - Kurt Cobain

"Corruption steals resources from the vulnerable, siphons away vital public services, and undermines the people's trust in their leaders." - Ban Ki-moon

"The fight against corruption is not bound to any continent or any country; it is a global responsibility, which requires global solidarity." - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

"Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country." - Karl Kraus

"When I meet world leaders, what strikes me is how much they want to be caught trying to do the right thing. They don't want to be caught out not trying to do the right thing. And that's what we have to do – to hold people to account." - Bono

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