In the context of the 4th Assembly of Parties of the International Anti-Corruption Academy, IACA, acting Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile and OLACEFS Executive Secretary Patricia Arriagada was elected as a member of the Board of Governors of that organisation, for a period of 6 years.

IACA is an international organisation based in Laxenburg, Austria, whose purpose is to promote the effective and efficient prevention of, and fight against, corruption, through research, education and training, the provision of technical assistance, fostering international cooperation and building networks relating to the fight against corruption. The academy is one of a kind and was created in 2011 on the initiative of the Office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, or UNODC, the European Anti-Fraud Office, or OLAF, the Republic of Austria and other stakeholders.

IACA’s Board of Governors is responsible for defining strategy, policies and guidelines for the organisation, along with approving rules of operation, appointing the legal representative and external auditor, and other strategic functions.

The election of acting Comptroller General Arriagada represents recognition of the work OLACEFS has been undertaking in the fight against corruption at regional level, and will strengthen ties between the organisation and international bodies who work with anti-corruption issues.