09 December 2009


We interrupt Copen-fest 2K9 to remind everyone that today is UN Anticorruption Day. Normally I'm not a huge fan of naming "days" after causes but if the organizations involved actually back up words with real action they deserve attention. This is one such effort.

My colleagues and I have been working with the World Bank and the United Nations to reach out to bloggers to talk about efforts to fight corruption worldwide. A couple of days ago we had the first of what I hope will be many online events that will help build relationships among online advocates and UN & World Bank staff to join forces in this effort.

Corruption is one of the major obstacles in fighting global poverty. You can help raise awareness by adding a badge to your website or blog (available in several langauges) - or embedding this video.

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