All Sectors of Thai Society Urged to Strengthen Their Intolerance to Corruption

The Government is joining hands with the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), the Office of Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), the Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand, as well as the public, private, and people’s sectors, in organizing a national anti-corruption event to mark the 2020 United Nations International Anti-Corruption Day, 9 December.


The event will take place on 9 December 2020 between 07.30 and 10.30 hr at the NACC Headquarters in Mueang district, Nonthaburi province, under the theme “Zero Tolerance.”


The theme has been chosen to encourage the people and society to no longer tolerate corruption and to be aware of its harmful effects. Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha will deliver the opening speech in this event and lead members of all sectors to declare a fight against corruption.


NACC President Police General Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit will issue a statement on results of the Integrity and Transparency Assessment (ITA) in the country and the corruption situation.


The Cabinet instructed all state agencies to adopt the results of ITA to develop their organizations, especially in the fight against corruption.


The United Nations General Assembly designated 9 December as International Anti-Corruption Day and urged all states and competent regional economic integration organizations to sign and ratify the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) to ensure its rapid entry into force. Thailand became a party to UNCAC and established several important agencies to eliminate corruption, such as NACC and PACC.


Statistics show that more than two-thirds of 180 countries score below 50 in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). The tackling of the corruption problem needs serious cooperation from all countries. Thailand has actively joined the world community in fighting this problem.


Source: The Government Public Relations Department