13th IACC Athens, 30 October - 2 November 2008

IACC Theme: Global transparency: Fighting corruption for a sustainable future

IACC Rationale:
Human security, climate change, compromised livelihoods and energy security - these are some of the critical issues of sustainability which will define our common future. To tackle the unprecedented challenges they pose to our global and local socio-ecosystems, fighting corruption must form an integral part of the solutions proposed.

Transparency and accountability serve as the prerequisites for positive and equitable change to happen. At the 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), leading practitioners and experts on sustainability, governance, and transparency will meet to discuss the role of corruption and governance in the crucial questions that will make or break a sustainable future.

The declaration of the 13th IACC highlighted the issue of sustainability, how corruption undermines this and the spirit of ethical inquiry and justice that can be utilised to forge solutions. The outputs outlined in the Declaration are focused on putting an end to the misery, alienation and instability that corruption breeds.


Conference Programme

Thursday 30 October 2008
Opening Remarks:

Barry O'Keefe, Chair, IACC Council
Costas Bakouris, Chair, Transparency International Greece
Huguette Labelle, Chair, Transparency International
Sotirios Hatzigakis, Minister of Justice, Greece
Dimitrios G. Sioufas, President of the Hellenic Parliament
Kostas Karamanlis, Prime Minister, Greece

Corruption, Peace & Security

Moderator: José Ugaz, Senior Partner, Benites, Forno & Ugaz Abogados

Plenary Speakers:
HAH Bartholomew, Ecumenical Patriarch
Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission
Nikos Passas, Professor, Northeastern University College of Criminal Justice
Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous peoples
Mark Pieth, Professor of Criminal Law at Basel University, Chairman, OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions
Irene Khan, Secretary General, Amnesty International

17.30 - 19.30 Workshops


Friday 31 October

Corruption In Natural Resources & Energy Markets

Moderator: Michael Peel, Legal Correspondent, Financial Times

Plenary Speakers:
Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland and Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Patrick Alley, Director & Co Founder, Global Witness
Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Managing Director, the World Bank
Peter Eigen, TI Founder and Chair of EITI
Karin Lissakers, Executive Director, Revenue Watch Institute

11.00 - 19.00 Workshops and Special Training


Saturday 1 November

Climate Change And Corruption

Moderator: Fiona Harvey, Environment Correspondent, Financial Times

Plenary Speakers:

Festus Mogae, Former President of Botswana
Daphne Wysham, Senior fellow Institute of Policy Studies and SEEN
Paul Watchman, Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf
Hartwig Schafer, Director, Strategy and Operations, Sustainable Development, the World Bank
David Nussbaum, Chief Executive, WWF UK
Jacob Werksman, Program Director, World Resources Institute

11.00 - 19.00 - Workshops and Special Sessions


Sunday 2 November

Sustainable Globalisation

Moderator: Daniel Altman, Global economics columnist of the International Herald Tribune, President of North Yard Economics

Plenary Speakers:
George A. Papandreou, President of Socialist International, President of PASOK
Claribel David, Executive Director, Asia Fair Trade Forum
Dimitri Vlassis, Secretary of the U.N. Conference of the State Parties
Katherine Marshall, Senior fellow, Georgetown University 
Ntombifuthi Mtoba, Chair of the Board, Deloitte, South Africa 


The Road Ahead: Global transparency for a Sustainable Future

Moderator: Melinda Crane, Journalist, Anchor
Plenary Speakers:

H.R.H. Prince El Hassan Bin Talal, Prince of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Richard Samans, Managing Director, Centre for Public-Private Partnerships, WEF
Ingrid Srinath, Secretary General, CIVICUS
Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director, Transparency International

Conference Declaration and Closing 
Barry O'Keefe, Chair, IACC Council

11.00 - 13.00 Workshops

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