The fifth session of IACA’s Assembly of Parties reached a successful conclusion in Vienna today with the unanimous adoption of four resolutions aimed at supporting and strengthening the Academy’s future activities.
Throughout the session, which began on 10 November, delegates voiced their strong support for IACA and underlined the importance of its global work in anti-corruption education, research, capacity-building, networking, and cooperation. They gave overwhelmingly positive feedback on the quality and relevance of IACA’s programmes and activities and broadly commended the Academy for its achievements and global recognition in spite of its limited resources.
The adopted Resolutions cover matters such as the financial stability and sustainability of IACA‘s general budget, and the next Work Programme and budget.
In their statements, Mr. Eduardo Vetere, the Chairperson of IACA’s Board of Governors, and Mr. Martin Kreutner, the Academy’s Dean and Executive Secretary, informed the Assembly about the organization's recent progress and achievements, emphasizing that an adequately funded general budget is essential for IACA to continue fulfilling its mandate.
The Assembly elected H.E. Mr. Mariano Grossi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Argentine Republic to the International Organizations in Vienna (GRULAC), as President of the fifth session.
"It is an honour to have been elected to this position, and I very much look forward to working with all of IACA's Parties and other stakeholders to support its work in empowering anti-corruption and compliance professionals around the world," H.E. Mr. Grossi said.
Mr. Kamran Aliyev, Deputy Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan (EEG), and H.E. Mr. Omar Amer Youssef, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the International Organizations in Vienna (African Group), were elected as Vice-Presidents. Mr. Patrick Ritter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Principality of Liechtenstein (WEOG) and Mr. Indra Rosandry from the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia to the International Organizations in Vienna (Asia-Pacific Group), will serve as Rapporteurs to this session.
The Assembly was attended by more than 250 representatives from 70 national and institutional delegations from around the world, representing all UN Regional Groups.
Furthermore, the delegation of Egypt extended an invitation to IACA’s constituency to host the sixth session of the Assembly of Parties in 2017, an offer that was accepted with appreciation by the organization’s Parties.
Speeches and other documents related to the Assembly will be available for download here in the coming days.