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On the occasion of the 105th National Day, it gives me much happiness to address our People of the 20 dzongkhags.
International Anti-Corruption Day: In the last 10 days, only 289 Thimphu residents turned up to pledge their commitment against corruption in the book that the Anti-Corruption Commission kept open only in Thimphu since it observed the international anti-corruption day on December 10.
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has produced “photo stories” of its on-going 5 joint projects in Bhutan.
For the ACC-SDC project, 3 stories on gewog advocacy programs, school advocacy programs and the Human Resource Development undertaken by ACC with the support of SDC were covered.
ACC Chairperson greeting the Honorable President Haruhiko Kuroda, ADB as Mr. Pedersen, Head of OAI looks on..
ADB’s theme of this year’s International Anti-Corruption Day is "iACT: Let's keep up the fight." It emphasizes the continued commitment of the Bank’s Management and staff to fight corruption. In the week leading up to the Day, the Office of Anticorruption and Integrity, in coordination with other departments in ADB has lined up a series of learning events in ADB headquarters.
This year, Bhutan will be celebrating the 10th International Anti-Corruption Day on the theme: “ACT: Against Corruption Today”.
The theme of the event for 2006 was “Together we can stop corruption”. Activities were organized to aim at familiarizing the public on corruption issues and how it could impede development. Services standards leaflets were distributed and prizes were awarded to the winners in the essay competition entitled “Corruption as I see it in our Bhutanese Society and what roles can I play?” The December 9-17 period has been declared as “National Corruption Free week”.
TI released the Corruption Perception Index for 2012 on 5 December 2012. According to TI, “The Corruption Perception Index ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. A country or territory’s score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0-100, where 0 means that a country is perceived as highly corrupt and 100 means it is perceived as very clean.