9th IACC Durban, 9 - 15 October, 1999

IACC Theme: Global Integrity: 2000 and Beyond - Developing Anti-Corruption Strategies in a Changing World

IACC Rationale:
The 9th International Anti-Corruption Conference took place in Durban, South Africa, from 10 - 15 October, 1999. The Conference theme was: Global Integrity: 2000 and Beyond—Developing Anti-Corruption Strategies in a Changing World. As explained in a press release, it was hosted by the South African Minister of Justice and was held at the International Conference Center in Durban. South Africa was chosen as venue for 1999 at the highly-successful 8th IACC held in Lima, Peru, in 1997. This was the first IACC to be held in Africa, and was a testament to the growing concern about corruption among African governments and civil society organisations.

The 9th IACC Commitment sets out the need for all sectors of society to come together to fight corruption, not as representatives of institutions and organisations but as concerned individuals united in a desire to serve humankind.  It sets out the need for an effective fight against corruption, without which the world beyond the year 2000 will be one where poverty is deepened even further; the legitimacy of governments further eroded and human rights abuses proliferate.

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Conference Programme

 Sunday 10 October 1999
Opening Ceremony:
 
Geraldine Fraser-Molokoti, Minister of the Department of Public Service and Administration, South Africa
Obed Mlabe, Durban Matropolitan Mayor
Kevin Ford, Chairman, IACC Council
Thabo Mbeki, President of the Republic of South Africa
 

Monday 11 October
 

Developing the Anti-Corruption Agenda for 2000 and Beyond

Chair: Penuell Maduna, South African Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development
 
Plenary Speakers:
Kofi Annan, Secretary General, United Nations
Pino Arlacchi, Director General, United Nations
James Wolfensohn, President, World Bank
Festus Mogae, President of Botswana
Wangari Maathai, Coordinator, The Greenbelt Movement, Kenya
 
14.00 - 15.30 Workshops
 

Tuesday 12 October

Corruption, Transition and Globalisation

Chair: Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, Executive Secretary, Global Coalition for Africa
 
Plenary Speakers:
Al Gore, Vice President, United States of America (video message)
Allasane Ouattara, former Deputy Managing Director, IMF, former Prime Minister, Ivory Coast
Ivan Miklos, Deputy Prime Minister, Slovakia
Emil Salim, former Environment Minister, Indonesia
Mark Pieth, Chairman, OECD Working Group on Bribery
 
12.00 - 16.30 Workshops
 

Wednesday 13 October

Ethics, Accountability and Good Governance

Chair: Kader Asmal, Minister of Education, South Africa
 
Plenary Speakers:
Mark Malloch-Brown, Administrator, UNDP
J.H. Mensah, Chairman of Parliamentary Accounts Committee, Ghana
Mustafa Kamal, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Bangladesh
Omar Kabbaj, President, African Development Bank
 
12.00 - 18.30 Workshops
 

Thursday 14 October

Developing Effective Integrity Systems and Strategies: National and International Best Practice

Chair: Bulelani Ngcuka, National Director of Public Prosecution, South Africa
 
Plenary Speakers:
Stan Sangweni, Chairman, Public Service Commission, South Africa
Jorge Quiroga Ramirez, Vice President, Bolivia
Peter Eigen, Chairman, Transparency International
Ronald K. Noble, Secretary General Nominee, ICPO Interpol and Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
 
12.00 - 20.00 Workshops
 

Friday 15 October

Closing Plenary

Chair: Penuell Maduna, South African Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development
 
Plenary Speakers:
Olusegun Obasanjo, President of Nigeria
Nelson Mandela, former President of the Republic of South Africa

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