Since its inception IACA has been recognized by numerous international bodies and other fora for its work in the area of anti-corruption and compliance education and capacity-building.

In 2015 alone the Academy received explicit tribute in two United Nations resolutions.

IACA’s capacity-building activities and specialized curricula in the field of anti-corruption are, along with those of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), explicitly noted with appreciation in Resolution 29/11 of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations General Assembly, adopted on 2 July 2015, in recognizing that the negative impact of corruption on human rights and sustainable development can be combated through anti-corruption education.

Similarly, in November 2015 IACA’s work also received explicit tribute in Resolution 6/10 adopted by the sixth Conference of the States Parties to the UNCAC on “Education and training in the context of anti-corruption”.

In addition, UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/71/208, adopted on 19 December 2016, mentions IACA as a centre of excellence in Operative Paragraph 65.

On the occasion of the organization’s fourth Assembly of Parties in December 2015, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Jan Eliasson, delivered a video message acknowledging IACA’s work and achievements.

A full list of resolutions referring to IACA is available below.


Academic Recognition

IACA is recognized by the Republic of Austria as an institution of post-secondary education to the effect that IACA’s study programmes and academic degrees are treated equivalent to those of educational institutions accredited in accordance with the Bologna process. See the relevant provisions of IACA’s “Headquarters Agreement”, announced with Austrian Federal Law Gazette (BGBl.) III 100/2012.

In addition to the Bologna process, IACA’s programmes have also been recognized by, inter alia:

the Indian Government, which in 2016 (again) acknowledged IACA’s Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) – together with long-term training programmes of Harvard, Oxford, Johns Hopkins, Duke, and Cambridge universities – as being recognized and supported under the Government’s Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) Scheme, and

the US Department of Veterans Affairs, which includes the MACS on its list of approved programmes. This means that MACS students who are US veterans are eligible to have their programme fee paid, in full or in part, by the US Government.