More than 70 national delegations discuss anti-corruption at IACA’s fourth Assembly of Parties

VIENNA (OTS) - The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) has welcomed more than 250 delegates from around the world to Vienna for the fourth session of its Assembly of Parties, which began yesterday (9 December) on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day.

The delegates, who represent more than 70 national delegations, are spending three days discussing IACA’s overall objectives and strategy. Important items on the agenda include elections to IACA’s Board of Governors and fundraising activities for the Academy.

The Assembly began with an address from H.E. Mr. Heinz Fischer, the Federal President of the Republic of Austria, and a video message from H.E. Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.

In his address, Mr. Martin Kreutner, Dean and Executive Secretary of IACA, emphasized that a strong, relentless fight against corruption is essential for realizing the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

“Investing in anti-corruption education and empowerment is the smart way towards sustainable development, safeguarding human rights, and strengthening the rule of law on the road to 2030 and beyond,” he said.

The Assembly ends on 11 December. It also includes two side events, one of which is on the nexus between corruption and security, and the other on training the next generation of anti-corruption enforcers.

IACA is a unique global institution. It is an independent intergovernmental organization with an ever-growing constituency of 65 Parties that brings together over 5 billion people, or two thirds of the world’s population. It is also a post-secondary educational institution that provides world-class technical assistance, capacity-building, anti-corruption programmes, and related research. IACA offers inter alia a Master in Anti-Corruption Studies, the first course of its kind in the world, along with many other programmes and technical assistance activities, and will deliver numerous other programmes in the coming months.

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