MG 8134IACA further deepened its ties with Mongolia and the country’s Independent Authority Against Corruption (IAAC) last week when Mr. Abu Kassim bin Mohamed represented the Academy at several high-level meetings in Ulaanbaatar.

Mr. bin Mohamed, who is serving on a pro bono basis as a visiting expert at IACA, delivered a keynote address at a conference to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the IAAC. In his speech, he expressed a strong belief that Mongolia, the IAAC, and IACA can work together towards fulfilling the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through joint educational, awareness-raising, capacity-building, and technical assistance activities in the area of anti-corruption.

He also had extensive discussions with Mr. Enkhjargal Khurelsukh, the IAAC’s Commissioner General, and other senior officers regarding areas of potential cooperation with IACA. At the request of the Authority, IACA is currently providing it with comments and advice regarding the potential establishment of a public oversight function for the IAAC.

Mongolia became a Party to the Agreement for the Establishment of IACA as an International Organization in June 2013, and in August of that year the IAAC and IACA signed a Memorandum of Understanding that serves as a framework for numerous joint anti-corruption activities.

Mr. bin Mohamed is also a member of IACA’s Board of Governors and was previously Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.