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Afghanistan marks International Anti-corruption Day.


As Afghanistan marks the International Anti-corruption Day, an organistaion invites local artists to draw paintings that suggest how to eliminate corruption from the country.


STORY: As Afghanistan marked the International Anti-corruption Day on Thursday (December 9), an organistaion invited local painters to draw paintings that suggested how to eliminate corruption from the country.

Paramount Welfare Development Organisation observed the day with the slogan ‘say no to corruption, ‘your right, your role’ at a local hotel in Kabul.

Artist Nangyali Bahadri said he had drawn a painting that showed that corruption was there in the entire world but with joining hands together it could be eliminated from the society.

“As an artist I have chosen a topic how to eliminate the corruption from the country, from the social world at all. So, this is the painting which I have made. I am going to show this and give you some information about that. It is the earth. It means all the countries which are related to this earth so it (indicating) they have corruption on their own side. And also this is the change. So this change is still remaining (unfinished) something and the rings to write more information about the change. It is still remaining. So, these are all the changes that will stop the corruption,”he said.

Sahara a University student said that the event aimed at working together sincerely to eliminate corruption from the society.

Afghanistan was ranked 165 out of 179 countries in 2020 in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index

The International Anti-Corruption Day is observed on December 9.  

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a convention against corruption on October 31, 2003. The same year, the UN General Assembly also designated December 9 as International Anti-Corruption Day to prevent corruption and raise awareness about the convention.

The UN launched a six-week campaign in early November to underscore everyone's role in curbing and countering corruption. The campaign declared the theme as: “Your right, your role: say no to corruption”.

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