UNDP Kuwait commemorates International Anti-Corruption DayDec 8, 2011
KUWAIT CITY, 8 December (UNDP Kuwait) - The United Nations Development Programme in Kuwait is proud to commemorate the International Anti-Corruption Day on the 9th of December 2011. Corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies. No country, region or community is immune.
This year UNODC and UNDP have developed a joint global campaign, focusing on how corruption hinders efforts to achieve the internationally agreed upon Millennium Development Goals and impacts education, health, justice, democracy, prosperity and development. The problem of corruption remains an obstacle to development and threatens state stability.
The United Nations Development Programme strives to better the situation in many countries across the world. In our pursuit to end corruption this year, UNDP Kuwait has managed to propose and sign a project on good governance with the State Audit Bureau of Kuwait. The project will help optimize SAB’s auditing role and control over all state organs. Moreover, it will improve the performance of the various governmental agencies through better governance and transparency in service provision and rationed spending.
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.