IACA has once again been explicitly recognized in a UN resolution for its education and capacity-building activities in the field of anti-corruption and Human Rights, along with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
Resolution 35/25 of the Human Rights Council of the UN General Assembly, adopted on 23 June 2017, recognizes that the negative impact of corruption on human rights and sustainable development can be addressed and prevented through anti-corruption education, and “notes with appreciation the capacity-building activities and specialized curricula developed by relevant institutions, such as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the International Anti-Corruption Academy”.
The Council, whose 47 Member States are elected by the UN General Assembly, serves as an intergovernmental body within the United Nations system. It is responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and making recommendations on them.
Since its inception, IACA has received prestigious recognition from numerous international bodies and other fora for its work in anti-corruption and compliance education and capacity-building. The organization was welcomed to the UN General Assembly as an observer in December 2013.