International Anti-Corruption Conference

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The International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) is a series of international conferences organised by the IACC Council, in association with local governments and organisations, with Transparency International as its secretariat.[1] The conference was first held in 1983[2] in Washington D.C., and has since been held every two years in a different country. The 15th IACC was held in Brasilia in November 2012, based on the theme "Mobilising people: connecting agents of change".[3]

Previous host cities of the IACC[edit]

The table below shows the location of each IACC since the conference was first held in 1983.[4]

Year Location
1983 Washington D.C.
1985 New York City
1987 Hong Kong
1989 Sydney
1992 Amsterdam
1993 Cancun
1995 Beijing
1997 Lima
1999 Durban
2001 Prague
2003 Seoul
2006 Guatemala City
2008 Athens
2010 Bangkok
2012 Brasilia
2015 Kuala Lumpur


14th IACC[edit]

The 14th IACC was held In Bangkok between 10 and 13 November 2010[5] with the theme “Restoring trust: Global action for transparency”.[6] The conference was hosted jointly by the IACC Council, the National Anti-Corruption Commission, The Royal Thai Ministry of Justice and Transparency Thailand.[7] Delegates from over 130 countries were present at the conference,[5] which was also attended by the Prime Minister of Thailand Abhisit Vejjajiva, World Bank Managing Director Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda and Transparency International chair Huguette Labelle.[7]

The conference featured 40 workshop sessions structured around four identified global challenges:[6]

  • Restoring Trust for Peace and Security
  • Fuelling Transparency and Accountability in the Natural Resources and Energy Markets
  • Climate Governance: Ensuring a Collective Commitment
  • Strengthening Global Action for an Accountable Corporate World

The conference concluded as all attending nations pledged to increase the intensity of anti-corruption initiatives, and to fully honour all existing anti-corruption agreements.[8]

15th IACC[edit]

The 15th IACC was held in Brasilia between 7 and 10 November 2012, with the theme "Mobilising people: connecting agents of change".[3] The conference was organised by the IACC Council, with Transparency International as the secretariat and in association with the Brazilian Office of the Comptroller General (OCG), AMARRIBO Brazil and Instituto Ethos.


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