IACA and OECD strengthen their cooperation

On 2 October 2020, Mr. Thomas Stelzer, Dean and Executive Secretary of the International Anti-Corruption Academy, paid a visit to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris and met with Mr. Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.

Emphasizing IACA’s added value for OECD anti-corruption work, the heads of both organizations discussed possible joint initiatives facilitating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In particular, Dean Stelzer stressed IACA’s readiness to join forces with international stakeholders to promote the realization of all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by fighting bribery and corruption in all their forms.

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The IACA Dean and the OECD Secretary-General also discussed possibilities for collaboration in the context of the Special Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGASS) on corruption, which is planned to take place in 2021. Both interlocutors agreed that the international community should ensure that this session facilitates tangible progress in global anti-corruption efforts, among others by contributing to the implementation of the SDGs.

Both the OECD and IACA agreed to renew their Memorandum of Understanding.

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