IPACS in action on International Anti-Corruption Day


On International Anti-Corruption Day, celebrated worldwide on 9 December, the mission and activities of IPACS will be promoted to 41 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean at the 5th Americas Best Practices Symposium. The event, being held on 9 and 10 December in Miami, USA, aims to advance excellence among the participating NOCs by providing them with a forum to engage in high-level discussions regarding leadership, management and sports performance principles. It is being organised by the US Olympic & Paralympic Committee, in partnership with Panam Sports and Olympic Solidarity.

During the Symposium, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will highlight the IPACS Sport Governance Benchmark as a practical example of how to promote the prevention of corruption within sport. This will provide a great opportunity to increase the visibility of this initiative among the NOCs of the region.

The involvement in this event is part of IPACS’ plan to further raise awareness of its activities at international level and be joined by more key stakeholders in view of strengthening and coordinating efforts around the prevention of corruption in sport.


About International Anti-Corruption Day

International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) is organised annually by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The theme of this year’s edition is UNCAC at 20: Uniting the World Against Corruption, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). The aim is to highlight the crucial link between anti-corruption and peace, security and development. At its core is the notion that tackling this crime is the right and responsibility of everyone, and that only through cooperation and the involvement of each and every person and institution can we overcome the negative impact of this crime. States, government officials, civil servants, law enforcement officers, media representatives, the private sector, civil society, academia, the public and young people alike all have a role to play in this.