The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) has the honour of welcoming the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) as the 37th Signatory to the Agreement for the Establishment of the International Anti-Corruption Academy as an International Organization.
IACA is very pleased about the fruitful discussions with ICMPD, which led to the signing of the agreement and the pledge of both organizations for cooperation in anti-corruption matters. IACA views the ICMPD's efforts in promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies as a key element in combating corruption. The signing ceremony took place on 28 October 2010 at the IACA facility in Laxenburg, and Mr. Peter Wiedermann, Director General of ICMPD, signed the IACA Agreement on behalf of his organization. This event was followed by a tour of IACA’s premises, during which the ICMPD delegation had the opportunity to survey the Academy’s campus and its components.
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) was founded in 1993 to serve as a support mechanism for informal consultations, and to provide expertise and efficient services in the newly emerging landscape of multilateral cooperation on migration and asylum issues. Today, the ICMPD is an international organization consisting of twelve Member States, and has offices and representatives throughout Europe, CIS, Northern Africa and the Middle East. ICMPD holds UN observer status. The purpose of ICMPD is to promote innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies and to function as a service exchange mechanism for governments and organizations. ICMPD's working philosophy is based upon the conviction that the complexities of migration challenges can only be met by working in partnership with governments, research institutes, international organizations, and civil society and its organizations.