20170525 132303 webIACA and Finland held a joint side event in Vienna on Thursday that examined how anti-corruption activities can contribute to broader crime prevention. The panel discussion took place in the framework of the 26th session of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ).

Expert speakers from government, international and regional organizations, the business sector, and academia emphasized how preventing and fighting corruption can help to address other criminal activities such as corporate bribery, trade in illicit drugs, human trafficking, organized crime, and terrorism.

Furthermore, preventing crime and corruption can only be accomplished via a collective effort that includes all sectors and stakeholders, with support from international and regional organizations.

Other prominent themes included the value of anti-corruption education, training, capacity-building, and other forms of technical assistance, the importance of creating and maintaining a culture of integrity within organizations, and the ability of a professional anti-corruption community to share experiences and multiply efforts.

The event featured panellists Mr. Aarne Kinnunen (Ministry of Justice of Finland), Mr. Pierre Lapaque (UNODC), Mr. Michael Nuster (Telekom Austria Group), Mr. Roel Janssens (OSCE), and Mr. Eduard Ivanov (IACA), and was moderated by Mr. Martin Kreutner, IACA’s Dean and Executive Secretary.

Also on Thursday, IACA briefed Permanent Missions on recent developments at the Academy, including the new International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action (IMACC).