- Thu, 30 March 2023
The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 31 October 2002 to strengthen international cooperation in fighting and preventing corruption. At the conference held in Merida, Mexico in December 2003 for signing the UNCAC, the delegates suggested that an international anti-corruption organisation should be established to help implement UNCAC effectively.
With the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (the Secretariat of UNCAC) and the Supreme People's Procuratorate of China, the first Annual Conference and General Meeting of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA) was convened in Beijing, China in October 2006 marking the formation of IAACA.
IAACA is an independent and non-political anti-corruption organisation. The Executive Committee (ExCo) is the managing body of IAACA. Currently, it consists of a President, four Vice-Presidents, 14 Organisational and Honorary Members with the appointment of two Advisers and an Observer. Mr. Simon Peh, Special Adviser of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China was elected as the President and ICAC took over the office of IAACA in January 2022 for a three-year term (2022 – 2024).
Source ==> IAACA