IACC Theme: Focusing on People 09/21/11
Read our blog entry on the new theme here
Save the date in your diary: The 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference is taking place 7 – 10 November 2012 in Brasilia, Brazil and we are very excited to announce that the theme of the conference is “Mobilising people: Connecting Agents of Change”. Since 1983, the conference series has served as the leading international platform for those who want to put an end to corruption and eliminate the negative impacts it has on the economy, the environment, democracy and most importantly people’s everyday lives.
People across the globe are demanding fair and democratic systems where they get a say in how their country is governed. This has been proven by the wave of demonstrations and protests in the Middle East and North Africa. The joint forces and voices of many resulted in the overthrow of two head of states. Just recently and still ongoing in this context are the events taking place in Brazil, where thousands of people peacefully protested against corruption on the country’s Independence Day. However, besides releasing undemocratic and corrupt leaders, politicians and officials from their positions of power change is needed in those countries’ governance and power structures. All this points to a need to restore people’s trust by ensuring accountability of leaders and officials and to prevent repetition in the future.
Now more then ever the combination of engaged societies and national and international justice systems that hold people accountable for their actions need to be embraced. The 15th IACC will be the platform to explore these issues and come up with innovative solutions with one thing being clear: This time the focus will be on people. Giving agency and listen to those who are ready to create change, encouraging those who have innovative ideas, and supporting those who are willing to speak up. People can and will create change – the 15th IACC will support all those who are willing to change the rules of the game.
Participants from the public, private and civil society sectors will gather in Brasilia to reshape the international agenda by creating collaborative strategies and advocacy on a national and global scale. Held every two years in a different region of the world, with up to 1500 participants from over 135 countries, the IACC is a great opportunity to collaborate with influential people and participants from other sectors for effective action against corruption.
For more information, regular updates and details on the ways you can get involved with the 15th IACC, whatever your area of interest or expertise; visit the 15th IACC website here: www.15iacc.org