International Anti-Corruption Conference Mobilizes Activists, Policy-Makers, and Practitioners

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks during the opening ceremony of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Brasilia, Brazil, November 7, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

About the Author: Alyce Ahn serves as a Foreign Affairs Officer in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.

Promoting transparency and accountability. Striving for sustainable development. Preventing corruption in sports. Ensuring political transitions lead to good governance. These were among the goals discussed this month in Brasilia, Brazil, as over 1900 participants from 140 countries gathered for the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC). 

The largest multi-stakeholder meeting in the world focused on combating corruption, the IACC is a biennial forum where government officials and representatives from nongovernmental organizations, international organizations, development agencies, and the private sector gather to exchange knowledge, evaluate progress, and collectively devise innovative ways to more effectively promote integrity and fight corruption. This year’s IACC also placed a special emphasis on preventing and combating corruption by mobilizing and… more »

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