The 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) took place in Putrajaya, Malaysia, from the 2nd – 4th September 2015. UNDP, as one of the major organizing partners of the IACC, was well represented as the majority of participants from the UNDP Global Dialogue joined the IACC. UNDP played a crucial role at the conference. Mr. Patrick Keuleers, Director/Chief of Profession of Governance and Peace-building Cluster of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support represented UNDP in the opening panel of the IACC titled “Ending Impunity: People, Integrity, Action”.
UNDP also co-organized the following workshops with various partners: (1) Corruption-Free Development? Ensuring a Transparent Monitoring Framework Post-2015, (2) Assessing Corruption Risks in the Judiciary: What Role for the Community? (3) Collective Action against Corruption, and (4) Beyond Confrontation: Exploring Women’s Empowerment and Partnership Strategies to Increase Transparency and Accountability. Both the plenary and workshops were well-attended. The Conference, which brought together nearly 1,200 people from 130 countries, ended with the Putrajaya Declaration: Zero Tolerance for Impunity.The next IACC is decided to be held in Panama City in 2016. For UNDP’s participation at the IACC, Click here to view pictures.