DSC 1028 webMr. Eduardo Rovelo Pico, Comptroller-General of Mexico City, visited IACA last Wednesday to discuss possible joint anti-corruption activities with the Academy. These initiatives will be developed over the coming months and may include, among others, anti-corruption training and technical assistance in coordination with the Field Office in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The joint projects will complement the assistance provided to Mexico through UNODC’s programme in the country and region.

In his meeting with Mr. Martin Kreutner, IACA’s Dean and Executive Secretary, Mr. Rovelo Pico outlined various anti-corruption initiatives in Mexico City following the adoption last year of new national legislation in this field.

Mr. Kreutner gave a briefing on current developments at IACA and emphasized the cross-cutting nature of corruption and how it can facilitate other serious crimes such as human trafficking, financing of terrorism, and environmental degradation.

The meeting was also attended by representatives of UNODC’s Field Office in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean and the Permanent Mission of the United Mexican States to the International Organizations in Vienna. It was part of a visit to Austria by the Comptroller-General that was organized by UNODC.

UNODC is also one of IACA’s initiating partners. Mexico became a Party to the IACA Agreement in 2011.