Fighting the scourge of corruption

On the 9th December, Johannesburg based Activator and Corruption Watch leader and Youth Projects & Campaigns manager , Mzwandile Banjathwa  will be leading International Anti-Corruption Day.

It is also an opportunity to reflect on progress made in advancing the anti-​corruption agenda, to share best practices, exchange ideas, and to stimulate a conversation about greater efforts to defeat corruption. The conversation is hosted by many organisations and institutions across the globe (Transparency International, Anti-corruption International) and every year, Corruption Watch (CW) makes the effort to highlight December 9th and contributes to the global conversation.

In the past Corruption Watch hosted a conference/summit where various members of the media, partner organisations and the general public were invited to attend.

In 2017, CW hopes to take a different creative direction with the December 9th event and create a ‘talk-show’ live event, for live streaming and recording.

The engagement will take a panel discussion format, with 4 panellist and Gugu Mhlungu From 702 as host, we will be highlighting and Corruption stories that have made headlines in both mainstream and social media for the year 2017.

On 31 October 2003, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption and requested that the Secretary-General designate the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as secretariat for the Convention’s Conference of States Parties (resolution 58/4). The Assembly also designated 9 December as International Anti-Corruption Day, to raise awareness of corruption and of the role of the Convention in combating and preventing it.  The Convention entered into force in December 2005. Governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, the media and citizens around the world are joining forces to fight this crime.

The 9th of December is a day where the efforts in combating corruption across the globe can be recognised and celebrated. It is also an opportunity to reflect on progress made in advancing the anticorruption agenda, to share best practices, exchange ideas, and to stimulate a conversation about greater efforts to defeat corruption. The conversation is hosted by many organisations and institutions across the globe (e.g.: Transparency International, Anticorruption International) and every year, Corruption Watch makes the effort to highlight December 9th and contributes to the global conversation.

In the past Corruption Watch hosted a conference/summit where various members of the media, partner organisations and the general public were invited to attend.

In 2017, CW hopes to take a different creative direction with the December 9th event and create a ‘talk-show’ live event, for live streaming and recording.

The engagement will take a panel discussion format, with 4 panellist and Gugu Mhlungu From 702 as host, we will be highlighting and Corruption stories that have made headlines in both mainstream and social media for the year 2017.

Date                      : 9th December 2017

Time                      : 09:30am – 12h00pm

Venue                  : Kippies Building in Newtown next to the Market theatre 

 

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