UN Sets December 9th as International Anti-Corruption Day

Please, share this page
UN Sets December 9th as International Anti-Corruption Day

NWC Urges President to Endorse Whistleblowing as Part of the Day’s Celebration

Washington, D.C. December 7, 2015.  The United Nations has formally set-aside December 9th as International Anti-Corruption Day.  As part of Anti-Corruption Day, the National Whistleblower Center is strongly urging President Obama to publicly praise the contributions of whistleblowers.

“Whistleblowers are the key source of information on fraud and corruption.  However, in countries around the world they face retaliation.  President Obama should strongly endorse whistleblowing on Anti-Corruption Day as the key method for detecting corruption,” said Stephen M. Kohn, Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center.

To mark Anti-Corruption Day, the National Whistleblower Center is releasing a report documenting the importance of protecting and rewarding whistleblowers worldwide.  The report identifies key laws, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and various wildlife protection laws, that permit non-U.S. citizens to obtain monetary compensation under U.S. whistleblower laws.

The NWC has also issued a Call to Action asking the public to urge President Obama to recognize the contributions of whistleblowers around the world.

Related links:

United Nations Anti-Corruption Day website: http://www.un.org/en/events/anticorruptionday/

Whistleblower Protection: An International Tool Kit for Detection & Prevention of Fraud

NWC Call to Action: Help Break the Chain of Corruption!

News & Press Releases

17 Apr, 2019
In the News International Whistleblower News and Special Reports Whistleblower Policy
06 Apr, 2019
Press Releases Wildlife Whistleblower News and Special Reports
Use Qui Tam Read FAQ