thumb 20170421 114726Mr. Martin Kreutner, IACA’s Dean and Executive Secretary, met the Austrian Minister of Justice, H.E. Mr. Wolfgang Brandstetter, in Vienna on Friday to discuss IACA – host-country relations and the increasing importance of international cooperation in the fight against corruption.

“Combating corruption nationally and internationally is essential for safeguarding human rights and strengthening the rule of law, and IACA is making a valuable contribution to fostering international cooperation in this area. The Republic of Austria is pleased to host the organization and looks forward to further productive engagement with IACA in the future,” H.E. Mr. Brandstetter said.

“International cooperation is crucial if the world is to address a series of mounting global threats – including corruption in all sectors - and realize the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. IACA remains committed to this agenda and is grateful for its close links to, and the continued support from, the Republic of Austria,” Mr. Kreutner concluded.

Other topics for discussion included preparations for the sixth session of IACA’s Assembly of Parties and the seventh Conference of the States Parties (COSP) to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), both of which will take place later in 2017.