6 December 2012

Liberia: LACC,NIF Celebrate 2012 International Anti-Corruption Day

The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) in collaboration with the National Integrity Forum (NIF) will on Monday, December 10, 2012, celebrate International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD). According to a press release, this year's celebration is being sponsored by UNDP.

December 9 has been designated as International Anti-Corruption Day by the General Assembly of the United Nations when it adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) on 31 October 2003. Since December 9 falls on Sunday, the day will be celebrated on Monday, December 10, 2012.

The celebration of International Anti-Corruption Day is aimed at raising awareness that prevention of corruption is the responsibility of all stakeholders through the involvement of a broad-range of actors in the campaign. The day serves as an opportunity for all organizations and individuals worldwide to create awareness about corruption and to promote anti-corruption activities. The global theme for the 2012 International Anti-Corruption Day Celebration is "ACT against corruption today", while the national theme is "War against Corruption in the Education Sector". Corruption "Your No Counts" remains the global slogan.

This year's International Anti-Corruption Day celebration will take place in Monrovia. Series of activities including Stakeholders Roundtable discussion, street parade, indoor program and a debate between Haywood Mission School and G.W. Gibson High School will be held in commemoration of the day. Additionally, a major soccer march will be held between the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) and the National Elections Commission (NEC).

Meanwhile, Information Minister Lewis G. Brown will serve as Keynote Speaker for the occasion.

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