The 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC)
The 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) is going to take place in Brasilia, Brazil on Nov 7- 10, 2012. The main theme for this year is ‘Mobilising People: Connecting Agents of Change’ as a powerful ways of fighting corruption and impunity. Every two years, the IACC serves as the world premier forum that brings together Heads of State, civil society, the private sector and more to tackle the increasingly sophisticated challenges posed by corruption. The IACC takes place in a different region of the world, and attracts up to 1500 participants from over 135 countries.
UNDP has been partnering with Transparency International (TI) in contributing to the debate and knowledge exchanges as well as supporting the participation of national anti-corruption practitioners. This year, UNDP is planning to organize a number of side events and workshops during the conference on a range of topics consistent with the overall theme. For more information, please click here.
Of particular interest is a session during day 3 of the proceedings entitled: "Putting governance back in the MDGs: Tackling Corruption at its roots in the post-2015 era." Further information on the session will be posted as we receive it.
Putting Governance Back in the MDGs: Tackling Corruption at its Roots in the post-2015
Reports on recent and ongoing dialogues on Rio +20, sustainable development goals and the post 2015 agenda have indicated that the overarching objective must be poverty eradication and inclusive human development. However, as a cross-cutting development challenge, corruption contributes to poverty, impedes economic growth and reduces the capacity of governments to respond to the needs of the people. Corruption also negatively impacts on human development, disproportionately affects socially vulnerable groups and in general impedes sustainable development. This has resulted in the large inequalities that have been seen in and across countries, even in countries that have reached some of the goal’s targets nationally.
Thus the beyond 2015 and after Rio+20 agendas all require amongst other things legitimacy, transparency and accountability. The workshop plans to address these questions both from a global and national perspective.
Globally, the follow-up framework to the MDGs is currently in discussion which will move the goals beyond 2015. The question is: will and how should anti-corruption and governance be part of the agenda to address past problems? If the answer is yes, how can the global framework best integrate governance and anti-corruption? Through a stand-alone goal? Targets and indicators?
Nationally, similar discussions are happening and have been supported by efforts targeting how to mitigate corruption’s impact on the goals progress. For example, corruption risk assessments have been devised to prevent abuses and flag breakdowns in service delivery. These are helping to fortify the governance of vulnerable service delivery areas that are prone to corruption but yet which are crucial to achieving sustainable development: water, health care, education and environmental protection. These national experiences provide many lessons that can help take to scale practical solutions to deliver on governance and anti-corruption as part of the post-2015 agenda.
Session coordinator’s name:
Ms. Folake Oluokun
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Nigeria
Ms. Chantal Uwimana
Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East
Mr. Shireen Said
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bureau for Development Policy
Topic: Presentation on why governance should be part of the post-2015 agenda.
Mr. Rajiv Joshi
Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP)
Topic: The role for governance and anti-corruption in the post-2015 agenda.
Ms. Lilian Ekeanyanwu
Technical Unit on Governance and Anti-Corruption Reforms (TUGAR), Nigeria
Topic: An overview of the corruption risk assessment process in Nigeria, challenges and concerns.
Mr. Francesco Checchi
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Centre
Topic: Presentation on experiences with assessing corruption risks in the European region.
Ms. Azuka Ogugua
Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Nigeria
Please find relevant documents from the session below:
- Long session report: Putting governance back in the MDGs: Tackling corruption at its roots in the post-2015 agenda
- Short session report: Putting governance back in the MDGs: Tackling corruption at its roots in the post-2015 agenda
- Summary of findings at the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference