Difference by Vissaroot LerdlumToday marks the 10th anniversary of the annual observance of International Anti-Corruption Day, symbolizing a decade since the passage of the milestone United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). On this occasion, the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) of Thailand and IACA have organized a mobile exhibition featuring 50 paintings by young artists, related to corruption.

The first-prize winner is senior high-school student Vissaroot Lerdlum’s “Difference”, painted with acrylic on canvas. The work sheds light on how corruption can lead to different living standards and class discrimination, generating a social divide. It portrays the power it has to erode public order, ethics, codes of conduct, and morality.

The exhibition is held prior to the second session of IACA’s Assembly of Parties, which opened today and ends on Wednesday. This year, the Assembly is hosted by the Kingdom of Thailand in Bangkok, and brings together more than 200 delegates from IACA’s Members.