History of the IACC

IACC Series History

The idea for the conference first arose among a number of anti-corruption law enforcement agencies, including Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption, the Inspector General for the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) and the New York City Department of Investigation. Initially, the focus was on law enforcement issues: strategies and tactics were developed to deter and investigate official corruption and the scope of the conference grew quickly. Today, the conference involves the entire spectrum of stakeholders in its effort to combat corruption and fraud throughout the world. The IACC serves as the premier global forum for the networking and cross-fertilisation that are indispensable for effective advocacy and action, on a global and national level.

20th IACC

Washington, D.C., USA, December 2022

Uprooting Corruption, Defending Democratic Values

Speakers included: Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor to President Joseph R. Biden; Maia Sandu, President of the Republic of Moldova; Samantha Power, Administrator of USAID; Dunja Mijatovic, Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe; Lysa John Berna, Secretary General CIVICUS; Bj�rg Sandkj�r, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway


19th IACC

Republic of Korea, December 2020

Designing 2030: Truth, Trust & Transparency

Speakers included: Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea, Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary-General, Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Borge Brende, President of the World Economic Forum, Sanjay Pradhan, Chief Executive Officer, Open Government Partnership, Marina Walker, Executive Editor at the Pulitzer Center.


18th IACC

Copenhagen, Denmark, October 2018

Together for Development, Peace and Security: Now is the Time to Act

Speakers included: Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer, World Bank, Beverley McLachlin, 17th Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Canada, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair/Former Minister of Finance/Former Managing Director, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)/ Nigeria/ World Bank, Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson, African Union Commission, Gabriela Ramos, Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Development Cooperation, Denmark, Barbara Trionfi Executive Director, International Press Institute (IPI)


17th IACC

Panama city, Panama, December 2016

Time for Justice: Equity, Security, Trust

Speakers included: Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, Patrick Alley, co-Founder of Global Witness, Anna Bossman, Director of Integrity and Anti-Corruption at the African Development Bank, Beatrice Edwards, Former Executive Director of the Government Accountability Project, Sarah Chayes, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Sanjay Pradhan, Chief Executive Officer at the Open Government Partnership, Leonard McCarthy, Integrity Vice-President of the World Bank, Ivan Velasquez, Commissioner of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala.

16th IACC

Putrajaya, Malaysia, September 2015

Ending Impunity: People, Integrity, Action

Speakers included: Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International; Patrick Alley, Director of Global Witness; Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector of South Africa; Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International; Robert Card, President and CEO of SNC Lavalin; Honourable Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Malaysia; Dunja Mijatovic, Representative on Freedom of the Media at the OSCE.

15th IACC

Brasilia, Brazil, November 2012

Mobilising People: Connecting Agents of Change

Speakers included: Hon. Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil; Sanjay Pradhan, Vice President, World Bank & Head of the World Bank Institute; Anamaria Schindler, Co-President Emeritus of Ashoka; Aruna Roy, Social and Political Activist; Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

14th IACC

Bangkok, Thailand, November 2010

Restoring Trust: Global Action for Transparency

Speakers included: Salil Shetty, Secretary General at Amnesty International; Abhisit Vejjajiva, PM of Thailand; Patrick Alley, Director of Global Witness; Hilary Clinton, US Secretary of State; Avrind Ganesan, Director of Human Rights Watch and Panthep Klanarongran, President of the National Anti-Corruption Commission of Thailand (NACC).

13th IACC

Athens, Greece, October 2008

Global Transparency: Fighting corruption for a sustainable future

Speakers included: HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan; Vice-President of the European Commission Siim Kallas, Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou, Secretary General of Amnesty International Irene Khan, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson and former President of Botswana Festus Mogae.

12th IACC

Guatemala City, Guatemala, November 2006

Towards a Fairer World. Why Is Corruption Still Blocking the Way?

Speakers included: Founder TI Kenya John Githongo; President of Costa Rica Oscar Arias Sanchez; Former Foreign and Finance Minister of Nigeria Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, President of Guatemala Oscar Berger Perdomo

11th IACC

Seoul, Republic of Korea, May 2003

Different Cultures, Common Values

Speakers included: President of South Korea Roh Moo-hyun, Attorney General of Lesotho Fine Maema, Civil Society Activist Aruna Roy, Justice Minister of Kenya Kuraiti Murungi, Theologian Hans K�ng

10th IACC

Prague, Czech Republic, October 2001

Together Against Corruption: Designing Strategies, Assessing Impact, Reforming Corrupt Institutions

Speakers included: President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel, President of Mexico Vicente Fox, Investigative Judge Eva Joly, Philanthropist, George Soros.

9th IACC

Durban, South Africa, October 1999

Global Integrity: 2000 and Beyond � Developing Anti-Corruption Strategies in a Changing World

Speakers included: President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki, President of Botswana Festus Mogae, Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble

8th IACC

Lima, Peru, September 1997

The State And Civil Society In The Fight Against Corruption

Speakers included: President Peru Alberto Fujimori Fujimori, Prof. Daniel Kaufmann, Harvard University, USA/Chile, Mr. Javed Burki, Vice-President, World Bank, Pakistan.

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