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groupThe fifth class of the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) has been at IACA’s campus for the last two weeks for its first module in the two-year programme, the in-class part of which ran from 6 to 17 November. IACA is pleased to welcome our new students with professional backgrounds as diverse as their countries of origin.

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DSC 0712A senior Chinese delegation visited IACA’s campus on Friday to discuss further cooperation in the areas of anti-corruption and compliance, including possible additional joint training activities for professionals from China and other Asian countries.

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MJ conferenceThe anti-corruption community is in danger of becoming an echo chamber with too much consensus and not enough debate, Michael Johnston, Distinguished Professor at IACA, said at an event co-organized by IACA and the US Embassy in Austria on Monday.

In a wide-ranging lecture in Vienna on anti-corruption since the end of the Cold War, Prof. Johnston noted that despite changing attitudes towards corruption and greatly increased efforts to combat it, the last three decades have seen “high hopes, indifferent results”.

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IMG 7358IACA and the Supreme Court of Justice of the Republic of Honduras signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Friday that paves the way for closer mutual cooperation in fighting and preventing corruption.

The MoU sets the framework for future collaboration between the two institutions across a range of joint projects, meetings, exchanges of information, and other activities in the areas of anti-corruption and compliance.

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Michael Johnston faculty webMichael Johnston, Distinguished Professor at IACA and Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, at Colgate University, will speak in Vienna on Monday 13 November on the anti-corruption agenda after thirty years in a lecture co-organised by IACA and the US Embassy in Austria.

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side event cyberspaceIACA's two well-attended side events at the Seventh Session of the Conference of the States Parties (COSP) to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) brought together expert global speakers, who provided key insights on anti-corruption compliance and collective action and cybercrime to Conference delegates.

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DSC 0168IACA today stressed the importance of international cooperation to the further implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Addressing the high-level segment of the Seventh Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the UNCAC in Vienna, Martin Kreutner, IACA’s Dean and Executive Secretary, said that successful anti-corruption efforts rely on international cooperation “not only in spirit and with warm words, but also through practical steps and concrete deeds”.

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IMG 7183A high-level delegation from the Arab Republic of Egypt visited campus on Tuesday to discuss details of further cooperation following the successful sixth session of IACA’s Assembly of Parties in Sharm El Sheikh last month. Egypt, representing the African Group, holds the Presidency of this session of the Assembly.

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DSC 0041 Guinea webWith the accession of Guinea to the Agreement for the Establishment of IACA as an International Organization, the Academy’s constituency increases to 72 Parties. These comprise 69 UN Member States and three international organizations.

The Agreement remains open for ratification by its remaining original Signatories and for accession by all UN Member States and international organizations.


iStock 478266512 webIACA will reiterate its firm commitment to advancing the goals of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) at a major global conference in Vienna next week.

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