Students from the Department of Management of Information Resources at the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus have taken the lead in the new innovation initiative organized jointly with UNDP in Belarus: contest of videos Students Say “No!” to Corruption. The contest is timed to coincide with the International Anti–Corruption Day celebrated annually on 9 December by the decision of the UN General Assembly.

Students from the Department of Management of Information Resources at the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus have taken the lead in the new innovation initiative organized jointly with UNDP in Belarus: contest of videos Students Say “No!” to Corruption. The contest is timed to coincide with the International Anti–Corruption Day celebrated annually on 9 December by the decision of the UN General Assembly.

The participants of the contest have artistically addressed the issue of corruption and its role in hindering sustainable development of societies. The contesting social ads are supposed to not only help anti–corruption upbringing of youth but also demonstrate to the Belarusian society that combating this social problem requires the involvement of each citizen.

The topics of the contest are in tune with this year’s topic of the International Anti–Corruption Day, with its slogan “Break the corruption chain”.

There are 24 videos participating in the contest: 14 three–minute pieces from Belarus and 10 from students from Russia and Ukraine. The jury is selecting the winners, and the most interesting and inspiring projects will be publicized on 11 December 2014, when the awarding of the winners will also take place.

Background information:
The International Anti–Corruption Day is celebrated annually starting from 2004 by the initiative of the UN General Assembly.

This day in 2003 was the day when the UN Convention Against Corruption became open for signing by governments of the world. The document obliges the Governments having signed it to declare bribery, abuse of power and money laundering criminal offenses as well as urges the Governments to take a wide range of prevention measures.

Belarus was among the first to sign and ratify the Convention in 2004.

This year the main slogan of the International Anti–Corruption Day is “Break the corruption chain”. This slogan symbolizes the fact that each citizen is able to stop corruption by refusing to take part in it and preventing other persons from doing so.

To learn more about the International Anti–Corruption Day and its celebration this year as well as how each of us can get active against corruption, please visit: http://www.anticorruptionday.org/

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