Provisional CommissionRepresentatives from over 30 Member States and international organizations came together for the fourth session of the Academy’s Provisional Commission on 21 September. The Commission, open to all Members and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), was chaired...


by Ambassador Eugenio M. Curia of the Latin America and Caribbean Group. In view of the Assembly of Parties, this particular session was dedicated to deliberations on the rules of procedure for the event as well as IACA’s financial framework. Moreover, it served as a forum for Members to share ideas on recent developments, trainings, financial matters and outreach policies. The fifth and last session of the Provisional Commission will take place on 28 November. The Commission, which serves an interim mandate, will be dissolved with the convening of the Assembly of Parties on 29 and 30 November. Only states and international organizations for which the Agreement for the Establishment of IACA as an International Organization has entered into force by this time will have voting rights at the Assembly. The Assembly of Parties will take place in Vienna, hosted by the Austrian Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister, and will include a ministerial segment.