Upon invitation by the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Martin Kreutner, Dean and Executive Secretary of IACA, visited Mexico City from 21 to 23 October.

In the course of his two-day visit, he met with representatives from various public institutions, including the National Banking and Securities Commission, the Mexican Asset Management and Deposit Agency, the Office of the Attorney General and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
IACA’s Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS), the annual International Anti-Corruption Summer Academy (IACSA), and the Procurement Anti-Corruption Training (PACT) were among the topics discussed. Possibilities for developing tailor-made trainings for different Mexican institutions were also explored, as was the idea of exporting seminars to a number of regions around the globe – including Latin America. Additionally, the possibility of forging anti-corruption-related academic partnerships with well-renowned Mexican universities was reviewed in one of the meetings. Mr. Kreutner repeatedly mentioned the need for increased financial ownership by the Academy’s Member States in order to effectively fulfill the organization’s mandate and allow it to offer more services. Following his visit to Mexico City, Mr. Kreutner presented at the first international congress on internal police affairs, “Police Accountability in Democracies”, which took place in Los Cabos, Mexico from 23 to 25 October.