The United Nations observes International Anti-Corruption Day every year on 9 December, and the theme for this year is "Break the Corruption Chain".

The international campaign "focuses on how corruption undermines democracy and the rule of law, leads to human rights violations, distorts markets, erodes quality of life and allows organised crime, terrorism and other threats to human security to flourish".

The UN General Assembly designated the date as International Anti-Corruption Day in 2003 in order to raise awareness about corruption that has disastrous impacts on development through out the world.

Check out some quotes about corruption by famous personalities below:

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. â€” APJ Abdul Kalam — former President of India.

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption. — Kurt Cobain â€” American musician

Corruption is the enemy of development, and of good governance. It must be got rid of. Both the government and the people at large must come together to achieve this national objective. â€” Pratibha Patil — former Indian President

We must weed out corruption and build a strong system of justice that the people can trust. â€” Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo â€” Filipino politician

Those who fight corruption should be clean themselves. â€” Vladimir Putin â€” Russian President

The corruption of the American soul is consumerism. â€” Ben Nicholson â€” British painter

The corruption of people is to behave in an inhuman way. â€” Alan Bullock — British historian

Fighting corruption is not just good governance. It's self-defense. It's patriotism. â€” Joe Biden — Vice President of the United States

Corruption is one of the most common reasons I hear in views that criticize aid. â€” Bill Gates — Co-founder of Microsoft 

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. â€” Mahatma Gandhi — Indian freedom fighter.

The worst affected from corruption is the common man. â€” Kailash Kher — Indian singer.