IACA’s Fifth Assembly of Parties OpensIACA today welcomed more than 250 delegates from all regions of the world to Vienna for the fifth session of its Assembly of Parties.

The delegates, who represent around 70 national and institutional delegations and include Ministers, will spend the twoday session discussing IACA’s overall objectives and strategy. Prominent items on the agenda include fundraising activities for the Academy and deliberations regarding the preparation of IACA’s next Work Programme.

The outgoing President of the Assembly, H.E. Mr. Abubakar Malami, Attorney General and Minister of Justice of Nigeria, opened the session by expressing his gratitude to IACA’s Parties for their support during his Presidency, to IACA’s Dean and Executive Secretary and staff, and to the Chairperson and Members of the Board of Governors.

“The global fight against corruption, to which all of us here today are strongly committed, is one of the most important tasks that the world faces. I would therefore like to wish this session of the Assembly every success,” he said.

In his address, Mr. Martin Kreutner, Dean and Executive Secretary of IACA, emphasized the importance of a shared sense of ownership in fighting corruption - both globally, in order for the world to fulfil the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and also for the future activities of the Academy.

“By coming together and taking clear, decisive actions in the coming days, weeks, and months, we can take important steps along the road to a more sustainable future, along an avenue of social, human, economic, and political prosperity,” he said.

The Assembly also includes a panel discussion in which current IACA students, faculty, and professional staff will share insights into the Academy’s programmes and trainings for anti-corruption and compliance practitioners.

Speeches will be available for download here.