12th IACC Guatemala City, 15 - 18 November 2006

IACC Theme: Towards a Fairer World: Why is Corruption Still Blocking the Way?

IACC Rationale:
“When we arrived in Guatemala, we asked a fundamental question: why is corruption still blocking the way towards a fairer world? The 12th IACC has made clear that there are no simple answers.”  “But three simple truths emerged: countries cannot afford to be complacent about corruption; they must now move beyond expressions of political will to take concrete actions; the people must demand accountability.”

Honourable Justice Barry O’Keefe, Chairman of the International Anti-Corruption Conference Council.

The 12th IACCconcluded with a spotlight on the importance of respect for the law and education. The importance of young people and a pressing need for leadership  by governements, business and civil society in the fight against corruption shapes the concluding declaration of the conference.


Conference Programme


Wednesday 15 November 2006
Opening Remarks:
Barry O'Keefe, Chair, IACC Council
Oscar Berger Perdomo, President, Republic of Guatemala
Huguette Labelle, Chair, Transparency International
Lic. Hugo Maúl Figueroa, President Commissioner for Transparency, Republic of Guatemala

Towards a fairer world:

Why is corruption still blocking the way?

Moderator: Frank Vogl, Founder and Director, Ethicsworld
Plenary Speakers:
Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank
Huguette Labelle, Chair,  Transparency International
José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General, Organisation of American States
Eduardo Stein, President, Republic of Guatemala
Juan José Daboub, Managing Director, World Bank
14.00 - 16.30 Workshops

Thursday 16 November

State for sale: Corruption and embedded networks of influence

Moderator: Michael Holman, African Editor
Plenary Speakers:
John Githongo, Founder TI Kenya, Senior Associate Member Oxford University
Devendra Raj Panday, TI Advisory Board
José Ugaz, Lawyer Benites, De Las Casas, Forno & Ugaz
John Williams, Chair, Global Organisation of Parliamentarians Against Corruption GOPAC
Soung-Jin Chung, Chairman, Korean Independent Commission Against Corruption
11.30 - 19.30 Workshops and Special Sessions

Friday 17 November

Breaking the vicious cycle: Corruptions and poverty, obstacles to social and economic rights

Moderator: Michela Wrong, Author, writer
Plenary Speaker:
Daniel Kaufmann, Director of Global Programs, World Bank Institute
Morten Kjaerum, Executive Director, Danish Institute for Human Rights
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Former Foreign and Finance Minister of Nigeria
Peter Ackerman, Founding chair, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict
Oscar Arias Sánchez, President of Costa Rica
Zhenjun Wu, Senior Commissioner of the Ministry of Supervision of China
11.30 - 19.30 Workshops and Special Sessions

Saturday 18 November

Closing Plenary Session

Moderator: Maria O´Donnell
Plenary Speakers:
Peter Eigen, Founder of TI, Chair TI Advisory Council
Eduardo Stein Barillas, Vice President, Republic of Guatemala
Zenaida Moya, Mayor of Belize City
Nuhu Ribadu, Head of Nigeria´s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
Conference Closing
Lic. Hugo Maúl Figueroa, Presidential Commissioner for Transparency, Guatemala
Barry O'Keefe, Chair of the IACC Council


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