Updated: Jun 16

The 2021 theme is Corruption and Poverty. One of the main hindrances blocking the fuller realization of the Millennium Development Goals was the devastating human and environmental impact of corruption in all its forms. The same is true for the Sustainable Development Goals now, 2015-2030. So what do you think: To resolutely "end poverty in all its forms everywhere," how can we resolutely combat corruption in all its forms everywhere?

How can multi-dimensional probity (integrity at a levels: individual, institutional, international) help to end corruption's devastating role in multi-dimensional poverty?

This is a positive day to reflect, teach, and collaborate on ways to integrate integrity in all we do throughout the entire year. It is a day to promote:

  • cultivating lifestyles of integrity from the individual through the international levels;

  • working together to address the causes and consequences of corruption in its many forms; and

  • collaborating for just and equitable societies marked with wellbeing for all persons/peoples and for the planet.

Global Integrity Day is also a solemn day to consider our ways: if we are lying and/or stealing in any way big or small, then stop it. If we need to right a wrong we have done, then do so. Be the people we need -- build the world we need!

We hope in due course that it will be designated both as a new United Nations International Day and as a companion day to the already designated International Anti-Corruption Day celebrated every 9th of December.