2016 - 2018

International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award

Text: Benjamin Berggold; Fotos: ROLACC, Laura Gilli, Louis Brisset

The annual Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award was produced by us in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and implemented with Young & Rubicam. The award honours the achievements of individuals and organisations in the fight against corruption at different levels and is organised by ROLACC (Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center) with the support of the UN, in particular the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Putrajaya, Malaysia

On 8 December 2018 the third Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award took place in Putrajaya, Malaysia. After the Unveiling Ceremony, during which the 12-metre-tall silver statue of the Anti-Corruption Hand (a sculpture crafted by the Iraqi artist Ahmed Al Bahrani) was solemnly unveiled at the main square of Putrajaya, the Award Ceremony was hosted at PICC Putrajaya. The awards were presented in the presence of Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad and the Emir of Qatar, followed by a press conference.

Geneva, Switzerland

On 8 December 2017 the second Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award took place in Geneva. The award ceremony was held in the  historic Council Chamber Hall in the UNOG. Prior to the event,  the Anti-Corruption Hand was set up at the Place des Nations in Geneva. We were also responsible for the unveiling ceremony.

Vienna, Austria

On 9 December 2016, the international Anti-Corruption Day, the Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award was presented for the first time at the Hofburg Vienna. The awards were presented to the laureates by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar. On the same day, we also unveiled the Anti-Corruption Hand by the Iraqi artist Ahmed Al Bahrani at the Vienna International Centre that hosts the UN.

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