Doha, 9 December 2022 (TDI): Qatar observed International Anti-Corruption Day with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award.

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) approved the UN Convention against Corruption on October 31, 2003.

To increase public awareness of corruption and the function of the Convention in preventing and combatting it, the Assembly also proclaimed 9 December as International Anti-Corruption Day.

In December 2005, the Convention became effective. The importance of combating corruption is emphasized by the “Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Award for Excellence in Combating Corruption.”

The award encourages the adoption of the stringent procedures outlined by the “United Nations Convention against Corruption.”

To accomplish this, projects in the field of fighting corruption are gathered, published, and publicly recognized for their innovative and outstanding successes.

The goal of the prize is to showcase ideal examples and to encourage excellence and innovation in the fight against corruption.

It acts as a motivator to boost motivation and a tool to honor people who have shown insight, leadership, imagination, zeal, passion, and commitment to fighting corruption, as well as the capacity to inspire others.

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Academic Research & Education, Anti-Corruption Lifetime/Outstanding Achievement Innovation, Investigative Journalism, Anti-Corruption Youth Creativity & Engagement, & Safeguarding Sports from Corruption were among the categories included in the award, which was introduced in its inaugural session in 2016.

The goal of the 2022 International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) is to draw attention to the critical relationship between anti-corruption efforts and development, security, and peace.

Its basic tenet is that combating this crime is everyone’s right and obligation, and that the only way we can mitigate its bad effects is through everyone’s collaboration and commitment.

States, public servants, law enforcement officers, journalists, members of the commercial sector, members of civil society, academics, the general public, and youth all have a part to play in unifying the world against corruption.

Additionally, the 2022 IACD kicks off preparations for the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).