Corruption affects all parts of society, including government, religious institutions, businesses, charities and the media. Today 9 December 2016, International Anti-corruption Day is a good opportunity not only to denounce dishonesty but also to take positive action.
How do we fight corruption here at Globethics.net? We believe in the power of each individual to influence and change our environment. This is why we focus on providing knowledge resources in ethics in our digital library, on giving a space to exchange on critical issues and on values-driven thoughts and ideas on our online platform and on promoting good practice through events and training.
This year, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have launched a special campaign ‘United Against Corruption' to highlight how corruption can threaten the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda.
We at Globethics.net take this opportuniy to join their recommendations to support education (PDF).
UNDP and UNODC recommend that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as ours can support education "by engaging youth in discussions about what ethical behaviour consists of, what corruption is and ways of fighting it, and encouraging young people to demand their right to education". They state furthermore that, "Ensuring that future generations of citizens are brought up to expect corruption-free countries is one of the best tools to ensure a brighter future".
Our resources on education
- If you are a young person or a student, what can you learn about ethics?
- Have a look at our educational ethics materials.
- At our Global Ethics Forum 2016 last June, we organised an 'Ethics and Anti-Corruption Policies' workshop.
Corruption in religious institutions
In India last September, the Church of South India (CSI) People Synod observed an Anti-Corruption Day in India.
- ‘Corruption in Africa: A Threat to Justice and Sustainable Peace' (PDF) by Elizabeth Nduku / John Tenamwenye
- ‘Corruption‒Free Churches are Possible' (PDF) by Christoph Stückelberger
Our documents in our online library related to corruption
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