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Day to promote anti-corruption

Ropate Valemei
Thursday, December 06, 2012

TRANSPARENCY International Fiji is organising anti-corruption events and promotions aimed at building greater awareness on corruption and how individuals can be empowered to say "no" when they encounter it.

International Anti-Corruption Day will be celebrated around the globe on December 9.

TI Fiji will use the annual event to promote its message: 'Say yes to integrity and no to corruption'.

This development is designed to strengthen relationships with other local and international organisations in the fight against corruption.

TI Fiji's Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre program director Davina Chan said the discussions would provide an opportunity for key public-facing organisations to discuss how to work together to build solutions for the benefit of all citizens. The first of the scheduled activities this week has provided an opportunity for TI Fiji to discuss cases of corruption brought to its attention over the past three years.

"TI Fiji held a similar event as part of last year's Anti-Corruption Day celebrations, which all attendees found valuable, so we're looking forward to another great opportunity for everyone to share their experiences and knowledge," Ms Chan said.

Fenton Lutunatabua, program co-ordinator of TI Fiji's Youth Integrity Promotion (YIP) program, said they would encourage youth to look at their potential role in combating corruption.

December 9 is recognised as International Anti-Corruption Day in the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. Fiji agreed to be legally bound to the UN convention in May 2008.


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