The Week of Integrity is a year round multi-stakeholder initiative, fostering awareness of the importance of integrity and ethical behavior. It was initiated by ICC Netherlands in 2016 and has since then grown in size. During the Week, stakeholders take joint action to make their respective countries more aware of the importance of integrity. Governments, the business community and civil society participate by developing their own initiatives during the Week of Integrity. In this way we empathize that fostering integrity is on everyone’s shoulder. In February of 2020, Albania joined the network of the Week of Integrity. We are looking forward to welcoming more countries to join the Week of Integrity network.
‘Ethics is the backbone of a functioning society. The Week of Integrity aims to bring together multiple stakeholders to foster the debate, promote learning and make an impact. We have now started to build a global network of Weeks of Integrity and I welcome anyone who would want to join us in this effort.’
The goal of the Week of Integrity is to raise awareness on the importance of integrity. The initiative aims to make people aware of the concept of integrity and to promote it in the workplace and the boardroom, in the government, in business, and civil society. The initiative mobilizes private and public parties to join forces and increase their impact. The Week of Integrity aims to spark the debate about what integrity means for organizations and individuals in practice. What can we expect from civil servants and administrators when it comes to integrity and policy making? What is the responsibility of politicians? What are the steps companies and their employees can take when promoting ethical and sustainable business? The format aims to raise awareness on integrity and ethical behavior and to fosters debate. Altogether, the concept provides for a unique multi-stakeholder model to promote collaboration and constructive dialogue.
The Week of Integrity takes place each year, from 1 until 9 December, prior to the UN Anti-Corruption Day. In some countries, partners may chose different dates, depending on the local situation. Please take a look at the Network page at this site to learn more.
The International Closing conference of the Week of Integrity is being held in the Peace Palace, The Hague (the Netherlands). For more information on past and future conferences, visit the Conference page of this site.
Week of Integrity Foundation
In 2020, The Week of Integrity Foundation was created to serve as a vessel for the growing initiative. Since its inception, the Week of Integrity has grown significantly with other countries taking up the concept. Therefore the initiator (ICC Netherlands) decided to create a foundation to uphold the multi-stakeholder initiative and foster it so that it can continue to grow.