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H.E. Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel presented Credential Letters to H.E. Martin Kreutner, IACA Dean and Executive Secretary

H.E. Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel presented her Letters of Credence to H.E. Martin Kreutner, Dean and Executive Secretary of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), based in Laxenburg/Lower Austria. Madam Ambassador now also serves as Permanent Representative of the I.R. of Afghanistan to IACA, which was established in 2010. Afghanistan acceded as a Party in 2013 and the Permanent Mission in Vienna is actively engaged in facilitating participation of Afghan stakeholders in IACA’s academic programmes and anti-corruption trainings. As an internationally renowned centre of excellence in anti-corruption and compliance, IACA provides essential capacity-building tools towards prevention and elimination of the global menace of corruption. The Permanent Mission shall make every effort to further advance our great collaboration with IACA and to provide additional opportunities for Afghan students, officials, and professionals from the private sector.

The International Anti-Corruption Academy

The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) became an international organization in March 2011. It represents a joint initiative by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Republic of Austria, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and other stakeholders. Its aim is to overcome current shortcomings in knowledge and practice in the field of anti-corruption. Members of IACA include all UN Member States and international organizations, which have signed, ratified or acceded to the IACA Agreement. The PM of Afghanistan engages with IACA in research on structural reforms and attends tailor- made trainings, all of which represent opportunities for knowledge transfer and networking.