sexta-feira, 9 de dezembro de 2011

Dia Internacional contra a Corrupção

International Anti-Corruption Day is a time for political leaders, governments, legal bodies and lobby groups to work together against corruption work by promoting the day and the issues that surround this event.

On this day anti-corruption advocates organize events to engage the general public to effectively fight against corruption and fraud in communities. Other activities that promote the day include:

Musicals and plays to publicize the message of fighting against corruption.

Keynote speeches by those who were victims of corruption or fought against it.

Essay competitions on issues surrounding the topic of corruption.

The dissemination of posters, flyers and other material to increase awareness levels on corruption.

Some organizations hold special recognition ceremonies to pay tribute to people and projects that provide assistance to nations and communities in the battle against corruption.

Corruption comes in various forms such as bribery, law-breaking without dealing with the consequences in a fair manner, unfairly amending election processes and results, and covering mistakes or silencing whistleblowers (those who expose corruption in hope that justice would be served).

By resolution 58/4 of October 31, 2003, the UN General Assembly designated December 9 as International Anti-Corruption Day. This decision aimed to raise people’s awareness of corruption and of the role of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in combating and preventing it.

The assembly urged all states and competent regional economic integration organizations to sign and ratify the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) to ensure its rapid entry into force.

... Pois é, não há volta a dar-lhe: ou lhes chegamos forte e feio ou, qualquer dia, vamos a «eleições» para escolher o melhor banco que nos há-de governar… E assim, governar-se…

Mas como não são só os bancos as grandes vedetas do espectáculo, temos de nos manter atentos às corjas que estão apostadas em nos deixar depenados, lisos, limpos, exangues…

2 comentários:

Kapitano disse...

I can't be the only one thinking this:

1) The UN having an anti-corruption day? Is the US having an anti-war day? Greece having a day where everyone loves Turkey? North Korea having a freedom of speech day?

And 2) The UN is promoting awareness of corruption? Was anyone unaware?

Everyone's already aware of the problem, and pretending the problem is unawareness looks like a way to avoid dealing with it.

RIC disse...

Hello my dear Captain!
First of all, thank you very much for being back to this Babylon of mine! I can only hope to go on being worthy of your visits.
No, as a matter of fact you're NOT the only one to think that way. However, I don't think everyone in the world is as aware of the plague as you and I are. Fighting corruption is the right, necessary thing to do, but... first things first! Don't you agree?
(Another question: I did manage after all to copy the entire list of French words in the English language! Some of them are totally strange to me, and others belong to popular use of French! I wouldn't have ever thought they might have entered the English language...)
Best wishes, dear friend! :-)