UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices. UNODC relies on voluntary contributions, mainly from Governments, for 90 per cent of its budget. UNODC is mandated to assist Member States in their struggle against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism. In the Millennium Declaration, Member States also resolved to intensify efforts to fight transnational crime in all its dimensions, to redouble the efforts to implement the commitment to counter the world drug problem and to take concerted action against international terrorism.
The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) is an international organization based in Laxenburg, Austria. Through education, research and cooperation, IACA aims to overcome current shortcomings in knowledge and practice in the field of anti-corruption. It is the only global institution solely dedicated to the study of the anti-corruption phenomenon and making its practitioners better-equipped for the challenges of tomorrow. IACA engages in research on structural reformand provides standardized and tailor-made trainings, as well as and opportunities for knowledge transfer and networking.. All of IACA’s activities are based on a holistic approach; an approach which is international, integrates various disciplines, offers practical knowledge and tools, caters to all sectors of society and strives for the establishment of sustainable strategies.
IACA was offeset by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the Republic of Austria. With 53 signatures to its founding treaty, IACA became an international organization on 8 March 2011. Today, the Academy has a constituency of 57 UN Member States and three international organizations, around half of which have already become party to the Agreement. Apart from this, IACA holds observer status with the United Nations Social and Economic Council (ECOSOC) and the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO). It has signed a variety of cooperation agreements with other international bodies and academic institutions in an effort to strengthen the global anti-corruption cause.
In providing anti-corruption education, training and research, IACA draws on an unwavering drive towards excellence, a spirit of innovation, and a commitment to rendering itself accessible to participants from each corner of the globe.
The European Business Ethics Network EBEN, founded in 1987 as a non-profit association, is a cross-national network dedicated to the promotion of business ethics, broadly defined, in academia, business, public sector and civil society.
Our mission is to promote ethics and excellence in businesses, to increase awareness about ethical challenges in the global marketplace and to enable dialogue on the role of business in society. We work together to stimulate and facilitate meeting of minds by organizing fora, conferences and publications.
Our network members include academics, practitioners and representatives from NGO's and the public sector. The diversity of membership of EBEN (from 42 countries in 2007) means that there are many varied views within the group about business ethics. EBEN is an inclusive network, and accepts this plurality of perspectives.
The Basel Institute on Governance is an independent and non-profit think tank conducting research and offering policy advice and capacity building support in public, global and corporate governance/compliance. Through the International Centre for Asset Recovery, we further provide training and advisory services in the field of asset recovery. The Institute combines scientific methodology with practical experience and seeks to engage partners from all concerned stakeholder groups. Based in Switzerland and associated with the University of Basel, we bring together internationally recognised academics as well as practitioners with long-standing experience in the matters at stake.