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21st International Anti-Corruption Conference opens in Vilnius with world leaders discussing the impact of corruption on international security, economic stability and the climate crisis

Vilnius – The International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), the world’s largest independent global forum to fight corruption, returns for its 21st year on Tuesday 18 June in Vilnius, Lithuania.

During the four-day conference, leaders from over 160 countries, including heads of state, business leaders, major international financial institutions, civil society organisations, and journalists, will discuss how corruption fuels global challenges such as the climate crisis, the decline of democracy and security, and the impact of corruption on global financial stability.

The conference will feature remarks from prominent government leaders and anti-corruption experts from around the world (full list here), including:

  • Ingrida Šimonytė, Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Richard Nephew, Coordinator on Global Anti-Corruption, U.S. Department of State
  • Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General of the OECD
  • Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe
  • Mary Lawlor, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
  • Paul Radu, Co-Founder of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)

This year’s conference will focus on the theme “Confronting Global Threats: Standing Up for Integrity,” and comes at a time of increasing and interconnected global threats that are disrupting international security. Discussion will be focused on what action can be taken to tackle distrust in public governance, the lack of integrity in climate finance, and the uprise of populist and corrupt regimes that are contributing to an increase in human rights violations, environmental crimes, illicit trade and trafficking, and organised crime. View the full IACC schedule here.

In addition to more than 70 conference workshops and plenaries, the IACC will host the 7th edition of the Films4Transparency (F4T) film festival, screening documentaries that expose corruption cases and push for a fairer, more equitable world. Films will be shown during the evening throughout the conference. Please see here for a full schedule. This year’s conference will conclude with the Fair Play concert, which will feature music from young artists working to raise awareness about the impact of corruption on their communities. The concert will be at the Lukiškės Prison, Vilnius, on 21 June. Register for tickets here.

The IACC 2024 is hosted by the Government of Lithuania, represented by the Special Investigation Services and organised by the International Anti-Corruption Conference Council and Transparency International, in partnership with Transparency International Lithuania.

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*Speakers may vary due to last-minute changes.