The second session of IACA’s Assembly of Parties culminated with the adoption of six resolutions yesterday. Deliberations spanned the course of three days, with more than 40 delegations having taken part. The Assembly adopted the work programme for the next three years, which includes strategic objectives, an agenda for programmes, activities,
and research as well as organizational development. The budget for 2014 also found the consent of the room. Parties reaffirmed their commitment to the organization and the mandate it has to fulfill. The call for ownership and directing financial contributions was echoed by the Executive Secretary and Chairperson of the Board of Governors, as a means for allowing the organization to maintain its operations and go forward.
The officers of this session included the Kingdom of Thailand as President, Brazil and Spain as Vice Presidents, and Azerbaijan and Nigeria as Rapporteurs. Roundtables and cultural activities complemented this second session. Enforcement authorities from the ASEAN group came together to exchange knowledge on their corruption focus areas, the sector-specific needs identified, as well as best practices. Mr. Panthep Klanarongran, President of the National Anti-Corruption Commission of Thailand (NACC) and Martin Kreutner, Dean of IACA and Executive Secretary to its Assembly of Parties, held a joint press conference after the conclusion of the plenary session. In honour of International Anti-Corruption day on 9 December, which marked the opening of the Assembly, IACA and the NACC held a mobile exhibitionfeaturing young artist. Around 50 paintings were on display portraying themes related to corruption. The Kingdom of Thailand generously hosted the second session of the Assembly of Parties in Bangkok. The third Assembly session is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2014.