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About the International Anti-Corruption Conference Series
 
As recognition of the need to combat corruption grows, so does the need for information exchange. An increasing number of institutions are involved in addressing the issue of corruption and have developed a range of strategies for counteracting the manifestations of corruption in varying contexts. The biennial International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) brings together anti-corruption practitioners and academics to exchange information and ideas about ways to further the fight against corruption.

The idea for such a conference first arose among a number of anti-corruption law enforcement agencies, including Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption, the Inspector General for the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) and the New York City Department of Investigation. While the initial focus of the conference was on law enforcement issues and the development of successful strategies and tactics for deterring and investigating official corruption, the scope of the conference quickly grew to include the entire spectrum of stakeholders in the effort to combat corruption and fraud throughout the world.

The IACC is now the premier global forum for the networking and knowledge sharing that is indispensable for effective global and national advocacy and action. The conferences have come to attract politicians, national and local government officials, representatives from the business world, the judiciary, law enforcement and accounting professions, researchers, international development organizations, the media, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). In short, all those who through their work come into contact with corruption in its many forms, and who are concerned with the prevention of corruption or prosecution of corrupt practices.

In raising awareness of corruption, the conferences stimulate the global exchange of experience and methodologies in controlling corruption, and foster international cooperation among agencies and citizens from all parts of the world. They also help to develop personal relationships between senior officials of the agencies and organisations involved by providing a major opportunity for face-to-face dialogue and direct liaison.



 Overview of past IACC conferences:


Location   Date   Number of Participants   Conference Title   Plenary Highlights   Link
 
Washington D.C   1983               -
New York   1985               -
Sydney   1989               -
Amsterdam   1992               -
Cancun   1993               -
Beijing   1995               -
Lima   Sept. 1997   1000   The State and Civil Society in the Fight Against Corruption   OAS (Organisation of American States) Secretary General Cesar Gaviria, World Bank President James Wolfensohn   8th IACC
Durban   Oct. 1999   1400   Global Integrity: 2000 and Beyond -- Developing Anti-Corruption Strategies in a Changing World.   President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki, President of Botswana Festus Mogae, Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble   9th IACC
Prague   Oct. 2001   1200   Together Against Corruption: Designing Strategies, Assessing Impact, Reforming Corrupt Institutions   President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel, President of Mexico Vicente Fox, Investigative Judge Eva Joly, Philanthropist George Soros   10th IACC
Seoul   May 2003   900   Different Cultures, Common Values   President of South Korea Roh Moo-hyun, Attorney General of Lesotho Fine Maema, Civil Society Activist Aruna Roy, Justice Minister of Kenya Kuraiti Murungi, Theologian Hans Küng   11th IACC


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