October 22nd, Day 1

Opening Ceremony

The open ceremony is the welcome speech by the Country host, the IACC Chair, the Chair of the TI Board and the Chair of TI Denmark.

Opening plenary, addressing the conference theme: Together for Development, Peace and Security: Now is the Time to Act

The opening plenary of the 18th IACC aims to assess why sustainable development, peace, and security are interdependent and highlight the urgency to move from promises to action. The opening plenary sets the stage for the discussions at the next plenary sessions as well as the workshop sessions of the Copenhagen agenda.

Plenary 1: Promoting Good Governance for peace and security

The world is witnessing the erosion of good governance and the rise of populism and extremism and with it a sharp increase in human right violations and violence. Good governance is central to preventing corruption and the rise of non-democratic regimes. The aspiration of people from all continents to live in peace and stand against injustice is no longer possible. This plenary session aims to identify and call for urgent actions that government and international organisations must implement in order to support citizens, activists, and journalists who fight for their rights and the rights of their people and face threats, coercion or worst.

October 23rd, Day 2

Plenary 2: Breaking the global corruption web

Dirty money, environmental crimes, trafficking, terrorism and organised crime are connected and strengthened by corruption. This plenary session aims to expose how corruption links these global threats, explore what actions are being taken by institutions and actors from all sectors and shall seek to identify new strategies and new alliances in order to strike a blow to the global corruption web.

Plenary 3: Exposing the corrupt, knocking out impunity

The role of media and particularly of investigative journalists have transformed the fight against corruption: leaks, whistleblowers, cross-border investigations and the use of new technologies, and data have played a significant role in it. On the other side, social media manipulation and the emerging phenomena of fake news counterbalance the impact of media on the benefit of those who cling to power due to corrupt interests. This plenary session aims to highlight how exposing has changed the anti-corruption fight and identify the necessary measures to deal with media manipulation and fake news.

October 24th, Day 3

Plenary 4: Ensuring development with social justice, together

The adoption of the UN SDG’s took place 3 years ago. Since then article 16 of the SDG’s provides the global community a framework for cooperation to advance on our aspirations for a sustainable, fair and peaceful future. Are we on the way to achieve the implementation of article 16? This plenary session aims to assess the level of progress on these commitments and produce recommendations for their successful implementation.

Closing Plenary: Turning promises into collective action, what are the next steps?

Throughout the years the anti-corruption movement has achieved to place corruption, transparency and good governance at the centre of the global agenda. Numerous conventions, laws, partnerships, and commitments have set firm roots in the international institutional setting, but the challenges posed by corruption are ever increasing. The closing plenary session aims to take stock of progress and stumbling blocks on the implementation of key commitments, particularly those assumed during relevant international fora during 2018 (OECD, OGP, G20 and the 18th IACC high-level segment) and identify next steps that can be followed up in the years to come.

Closing Ceremony and reading of the Conference declaration