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International anti-corruption conference to be held in June 2024 in Lithuania

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Lithuania will host the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), the world’s largest independent global forum in the fight against corruption next year. The 21st iteration of the IACC will take place from 18 to 21 June in Vilnius, Lithuania.

The IACC Council chose to hold the next conference in Lithuania for its strategic importance and commitment to fighting corruption since gaining independence just over 30 years ago. The 2024 IACC will take lessons from Lithuania’s successes for the world to better understand how to uphold principles of anti-corruption, democracy and freedom.

Right now the world faces a myriad of threats to human rights and the global order – from the rise of kleptocracy and authoritarianism to climate change – and corruption fuels each of these challenges. The IACC presents an invaluable opportunity for world leaders to focus on fighting corruption, to learn from each other and forge new partnerships going forward.

Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair of Transparency International

 

Since 1983, the IACC has brought together policymakers, business leaders, civil society organisations and journalists from over 140 countries to highlight the global impact of corruption and how we can work together to fight it. The most recent conference, co-hosted by the US government in Washington, DC included over 2,000 leaders from all sectors and walks of life to address key issues from stopping the flow of dirty money to protecting democracy and global security. The 20th IACC featured speakers from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and USAID Administrator Samantha Power, to President of Moldova Maia Sandu and Head of Investigations at the Anti-Corruption Foundation Maria Pevchikh.

We concluded the 2022 IACC by calling on world leaders to translate promises to fight corruption into concrete actions – because our shared future depends on it. The 2024 conference in Lithuania will be a crucial moment for policymakers, civil society and the private sector to take stock of their efforts and define new strategies to tackle emerging global threats and challenges.

Huguette Labelle, Chair of the International Anti-Corruption Conference Council

 

We encourage interested participants – including heads of state, policymakers, business leaders, civil society organisations and journalists – to reach out to the IACC team to learn how you can engage with the next conference, from developing the agenda to designing workshops. Latest updates, including the theme announcement, workshop calls and the opening of registration, will also be shared on our website in the coming months. We look forward to welcoming you in Vilnius in 2024.

To see some of the highlights from the 2022 IACC and to find more information about the upcoming conference, check out the IACC website.

Source: www.transparency.org

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