The 8th of March witnessed a momentous occasion in the birth of a new global player in the fight against corruption. The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), situated in Laxenburg, Austria’s baroque Palais Kaunitz-Wittgenstein, has become an international organization. With 51 United Nation Member States and two international organizations as signatories, the Academy represents one of the most successful international initiatives ever.
On the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December, the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) will organize the second seminar in the “Best of” series on 6 and 7 December 2012.
States representatives and experts from all around the globe will come together for the International Anti-Corruption Academy's (IACA) first Assembly of Parties in Vienna, Austria on 29 and 30 November. The adoption of a number of decisive documents is expected, as is the election of the new Board of Governors. "The Assembly of Parties will without a doubt be a milestone for this young, successful international organization," states Martin Kreutner, IACA's Chair and Executive Secretary.
The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) will open its doors to the first ever international Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS). A two-year, part-time programme, the MACS is designed for working professionals who wish to remain fully employed while pursuing their degree. Upon completion, they will receive an MA in Anti-Corruption Studies.
On Friday, 9 November 2012, a cooperation agreement between the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) will be concluded at the Palais Kaunitz- Wittgenstein in Laxenburg. Yuri Fedotov, Executive Director of UNODC, will lay his signature to the agreement on behalf of UNODC, and Martin Kreutner, Chair of IACA, will do so on behalf of the Academy. The President of the Republic of Austria, H.E. Heinz Fischer, will also be present to witness the signing of the agreement. The media is cordially invited to attend the signing ceremony.
The International Anti-Corruption Academy’s (IACA) new Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) will train professionals from all sectors of society to better understand the phenomenon of corruption and apply innovative tools in devising sustainable strategies to prevent and counter it.