Join our Side Events at the COSP to the UNCAC

The Academy will hold two side events during the Conference of the States Parties (COSP) to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), which opened in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation today.

The first, organized in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), will take place tomorrow and focus on countering corruption in view of implementing the Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ministers as well as high-level representatives from the United Nations and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will discuss strategies for the achievement of the SDGs, including anti-corruption capacity-building and technical assistance.

The second IACA side-event, scheduled for Wednesday, 4 November, will explore the importance of the Academy’s anti-corruption programmmes in implementing the UNCAC, particularly with regard to prevention and asset recovery. Participants will have a chance to hear from IACA faculty, alumni, and students about how these can facilitate actors’ compliance with relevant provisions of the Convention.

All conference participants are invited to join the side events.

The COSP to the UNCAC was established to improve the capacity of and cooperation between States Parties to achieve the objectives set forth in the Convention and to promote and review its implementation. This sixth session in St. Petersburg will concentrate on key issues regarding asset recovery, prevention, and technical assistance.

Martin Kreutner, Dean and Executive Secretary of IACA, is expected to address the high-level plenary later today. Stay tuned for updates.

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