Claudia Arthur-Flatz joins the International Anti-Corruption Academy as Senior Advisor for Development and Institutional Relations

VIENNA, 30 November 2020 - Claudia Arthur-Flatz brings more than 20 years of experience in public diplomacy and external relations at the United Nations in Vienna and New York to her new position as Senior Advisor for Development and Institutional Relations at the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA).

IACA is an intergovernmental organisation with a global constituency, headquartered in Austria.  It is a pioneering institution that works to overcome shortcomings in knowledge and practice in the field of anti-corruption and compliance, functioning as a centre of excellence in education, training, networking and cooperation, as well as academic research.

Claudia Arthur-Flatz, who takes up her new position on 1 December, leaves her post as Senior External Relations Officer in the Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Prior to that, she worked at the Department for Disarmament Affairs at the United Nations headquarters in New York, and as Global Public Affairs and Communications Manager for Novartis/Sandoz in Vienna and Basel, as well as for the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the European Parliament in Brussels.

As well as her years of experience in external relations and strategic diplomacy at the United Nations, Claudia Arthur-Flatz has extensive understanding of liaising with diplomatic representations, international organizations, and other external stakeholders.

At IACA, Claudia Arthur-Flatz will provide advice on funding strategies and development of institutional relations, including on the strengthening of the organisation’s partnership with the United Nations, in particular UNODC.

The Executive Director of IACA, the former UN Assistant Secretary-General, Thomas Stelzer, welcomed Arthur-Flatz’s appointment, saying, “With Claudia as a senior member and my advisor, IACA will be strongly positioned to increase its international standing, raise its profile and forge new business partnerships.”

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