[ap-intact] INFO: Thai anti-graft body commemorates 4th anniversary of Int'l Anti-Corruption Academy

[Facilitator's note: Thank you to Orawan Phuwatharadol, Int'l Affairs Officer, National Anti-Corruption Commission, Thailand, for sharing this press advisory.]

The National Anti-Corruption Commission of Thailand (NACC) commemorated the fourth anniversary of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA).

NACC Commissioner Prof. Pakdee Pothisiri, a member of the IACA Board of Governors, congratulated Mr. Martin Kreutner, IACA Dean and Executive Secretary, on behalf of NACC President Mr. Panthep Klanarongran.

Based in Austria, the IACA became a full-fledged international organisation on 8 March 2011. The Academy presently has 63 Parties and 53 Signatories as members. Its vision is to be a global centre of knowledge excellence in the fight against corruption. The world’s first master’s degree in anti-corruption, IACA's Masters in Anti-Corruption Studies, recently saw the first generation of students graduating on the International Anti-Corruption Day 9 December 2014.

IACA and NACC are close partners. Following Thailand’s ratification of the Agreement for the Establishment of IACA as an International Organisation and hence becoming a Party to IACA, NACC entered into a memorandum of standing with IACA on technical cooperation. The MoU was renewed last year.

In 2013, the NACC represented Thailand in co-hosting with IACA the Second Session of the Assembly of Parties. The event, held in Bangkok 9 to 11 December 2013, was attended by 150 delegates from 29 Parties and 40 Signatories and Observers, including high-level figures and Ministers.

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