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The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) is Hiring

The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), partner organisation and Steering Committee member of the ICCA, is currently seeking to fill several open positions in its Laxenburg/Vienna offices. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the IACA's vacancies page.

Invitation to Journalists: How can companies more effectively combat corruption? (Basel, 26 June 2014, 9am)

The Basel Institute on Governance and its International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA) will hold a conference entitled 'Collective Action: Going further together to counter corruption' on June 26-27 2014 at the University of Basel. The conference is part of the G20/B20 anti-corruption agenda aimed at identifying mechanisms that may effectively prevent bribery of public officials. 

With some 180 international experts and key figures from the world of business and civil society, the conference will address these issues which are at the heart of multinational and Swiss companies, governments and international organisations.

IGC issues final report

At the end of December 2013, the Independent Governance Committee (IGC) under the leadership of Prof. Mark Pieth formally completed its task of overseeing the FIFA reform process after more than two years of work.

During this time, the IGC, a group consisting of renowned governance experts and football stakeholders, submitted concrete recommendations for reforms relating to greater transparency, financial controls, accountability and ethical conduct. Several of the IGC’s proposals have been implemented and have led to first tangible results; others will be voted on at the next Congress in 2014.

Designing Corruption Out of The System: Collective Action Through Transformation Mapping

On Monday 26th November 2013, representatives from the World Economic Forum's Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), the OECD, the Basel Institute on Governance, and Siemens discussed the need for businesses to use Collective Action in the fight against corruption. This was addressed on the occasion of the Fifth Conference of the State Parties (CoSP) to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, held in Panama City, Panama. For companies to focus their efforts on where to start in the Collective Action process, it was suggested that they make use of a technique known as "transformation mapping," whereby participants brainstorm with regards to several topics, radiating outwards before achieving a "constellation" of ideas.

Ukraine ducks agreement with EBRD on fighting corruption

Ukraine has backed away from signing an agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development EBRD. Citing technical reasons, Ukraine was unable to sign the Anti-Corruption Initiative, which was to include an independent body being set up to examine complaints from companies working in Ukraine about their treatment from tax and customs officials and courts. Read more (on www.trust.org).

This development was also addressed by the Financial Times.

Basel Institute awarded B20 Hub on Collective Action; New Energy and Transport Sector Integrity Working Group

The B20 Task Force on Anti-Corruption and Transparency has awarded the establishment of the B20 Collective Action Hub to the Basel Institute on Governance, which will work on this in close partnership with the UN Global Compact. This comes at the same time as leading global companies from the energyand transport sector have agreed to establish a Working Group on Integrity to collaborate with the Basel Institute on anti-corruption Collective Action initiatives in those sectors.

President of Colombia launches the world’s first ‘High Level Reporting Mechanism’, a concept developed by the Basel Institute and the OECD

A high-level conference in Bogota, Colombia, on 2 April saw the launch by the President of the Republic of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, of the world's first 'High Level Reporting Mechanism' (HLRM).

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