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Media advisory: The 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference

Mobilising People: Connecting Agents of Change. Brasilia, 7 - 10 November 2012

The biennial International Anti-Corruption Conference will take place from 7 -10 November in Brasilia. The four-day event will be opened by President Dilma Rousseff.

As the world’s leading anti-corruption forum, the conference will bring together more than 1500 members of the anti-corruption community, including heads of state, civil society and the private sector. The conference will run more than 50 workshops and plenary sessions under this year’s theme, Mobilising People: Connecting Agents of Change.

The conference will offer innovative perspectives aiming to bring change into 5 key areas: ending impunity, clean climate governance, preventing illicit financial flows, political transitions leading to stable and transparent governments, and clean sports. As an emerging global power and recent host of the Rio+20 Summit as well as the upcoming World Cup and Olympics, Brazil has the potential to contribute to progress in those areas both regionally and globally. In addition to international experts, the Brazilian Ministers of Justice, Sports and Environment will be speaking on those topics.

International speakers during the four-day program of events will include:

  • Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil
  • Huguette Labelle, Chair of Transparency International
  • Thabo Mbeki, Former President of South Africa
  • Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  • Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace
  • Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director of Oxfam International
  • Joel Simon, Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists
  • Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme
  • Raymond Baker, Director of Global Financial Integrity
  • Joanna Kerr, Chief Executive of ActionAid
  • Alison Bethel McKenzie, Executive Director of the International Press Institute
  • Patrick Alley, Co-founder and Director of Global Witness
  • Robert Greenhill, Managing Director and Chief Business Officer, World Economic Forum
  • Dimitri Vlassis, Chief of the Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Baltasar Garzón, Spanish jurist

For the complete programme of speakers, special sessions and workshops, click here.

A declaration will be published at the end of the conference summarising key points of action essential for progress in the global fight against corruption.

For more details about the event and for media accreditation, please go to


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