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.

In November 2015 IACA’s work also received explicit tribute in a resolution adopted by the sixth Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

On the occasion of the organization’s most recent 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

By virtue of an international treaty as well as national laws, IACA is recognized by the Republic of Austria as an institution of post-secondary education with all legal consequences being associated with, that due to Austrian law, in that the study programmes passed and academic degrees awarded, are to be treated equivalent to those at educational institutions which have been accredited in accordance with the Bologna process. See further details below in the Agreement between the Republic of Austria and the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) regarding the seat of the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Austria (“Headquarters Agreement”, English), published and in force in Austria by virtue of Austrian Federal Law Gazette (BGBl.) III 100/2012 (German only).