The sixth session of IACA’s Assembly of Parties reached a successful conclusion in Sharm El Sheikh, Arab Republic of Egypt on Wednesday with the unanimous adoption of seven resolutions, including the organization’s new Work Programme 2017 – 2020.
Throughout the three-day gathering, representatives voiced their strong support for IACA and underlined the importance of its global work in anti-corruption education, research, capacity-building, networking, and cooperation, referring, inter alia, to the broad international, regional, and national recognition IACA has received over the years.
They provided positive feedback on the quality and relevance of IACA’s programmes and activities, in particular the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS), and welcomed the new International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action (IMACC) and PhD programme.
Numerous representatives noted with appreciation IACA’s new fee discount scheme for passport holders of the organization’s Parties and for registered alumni.
Member States broadly commended IACA for its achievements and global recognition in spite of the Academy’s limited resources, underscored the necessity of a suitably well-funded general budget, and indicated desires for increased cooperation.
Representatives also thanked the Member States’ Bureau, the Board of Governors, the Dean, the two Advisory Boards, the Independent External Audit, and all IACA staff for their commitment and achievements amid financial and human resource constraints.
The President of the session, H.E. Mr. Omar Amer Youssef, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the International Organizations in Vienna (African Group), concluded proceedings by expressing his appreciation for the successful outcome of the Assembly.
“I am confident that our deliberations and the adoption of the resolutions will positively contribute to strengthening the Academy’s future work and objectives,” H.E. Mr. Youssef said.
The adopted resolutions, speeches and other documents from the sixth session will be published here in the coming days.