As a founding partner, Israel can influence the Academy's mandate.

 

Israel’s ambassador in Vienna, Aviv Shir-On, signed today (21 December) the Framework Convention of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), making Israel one of the founding states and a partner in this international institution.

The IACA is a new international organization, created this past October, in cooperation with the Austrian government and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The Academy, located in Vienna, will deal with education, training, research and assistance to countries and international organizations in their battles against corruption.

Israel's joining the IACA as a founding partner (together with 45 other states) will enable it to influence the mandate of the organization and the nature of its activities. Israel is committed to the goals of the Academy and hopes that, together with the other member states, it will be able to use its experience and professional know-how to contribute to the success of the organization.

Israel's membership was made possible by cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Justice Ministry, and the Ministry of Public Security. The signing will be accompanied by ratification.