Today is International Day Against Corruption

International Corruption Day is celebrated annually on December 9 in the world.

This day is set out in UN General Assembly resolution A / 58/4 on 31 October 2003.

According to Wikipedia, the United Nations Convention against Corruption was opened for signature at the high-level political conference in Merida, Mexico, in 2003, and entered into force on 14 December 2005 as an international legal instrument binding on its parties.

By the end of 2009, about 140 states had signed the Convention and about 80 had ratified it.

Ukraine ratified this agreement on October 18, 2006.

The International Anti-Corruption Day is intended to draw the attention of the world community to the need to dispense with the corruption of many state structures, which causes irreparable damage to all national and global well-being.