The 16th IACC (International Anti-Corruption Conference) on Ending Impunity: People. Integrity. Action, has been launched Wednesday, the 2nd of September at Putrajaya, Malaysia, gathering over 1000 activists against corruption from over 130 countries worldwide.
The event was opened with a motivational speech delivered by José Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International, addressing to the anti-corruption activists around the world regarding the need for a culture of integrity and collective actions in order to put an end to corruption and impunity, so a positive and sustainable change would be possible.
As a global anti-corruption movement it is our role to ask questions, to challenge those who abuse their power, to champion those who cannot speak and to engage with those who sincerely wish to change. Let us recall those two words – honesty and integrity, said José Ugaz.
The International Anti-Corruption Conference is the world’s premier global forum for bringing together heads of state, civil society, the private sector and more to tackle the increasingly sophisticated challenges posed by corruption. The conference serves as the premier global forum for the networking and cross-fertilisation that are indispensable for effective advocacy and action, on a global and national level.