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UN Launches Anti-Corruption Academy

Global Glimpses | September 3, 2010

A United Nations-backed organization has opened in Austria this week with a brief to help compliance officers and others tackle corruption.

The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), based in Laxenburg, aims to meet what it says is a rising global need for training and research on corruption issues. It will also provide information about corruption trends and new anti-corruption techniques.

Specifically, it wants to help companies implement the UN Convention against Corruption, which requires signatories to implement a wide range of measures in areas such as law enforcement, asset recovery, and international cooperation.

Speaking at the launch of the academy, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said: “Too often in the past, corruption was perceived as a fact of life. Too often, many people simply resigned themselves to it. Rarely did corruption cases...

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