Hong Kong ICAC Commissioner elected IAACA President

2022-1-5


ICAC Commissioner, Mr Simon Peh Yun-lu, has been elected President of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA) at its General Meeting on January 5, 2022.

Mr Peh noted that he was deeply honoured to represent the Hong Kong ICAC to contribute further to the IAACA. He also thanked the Central People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for endorsing the ICAC’s participation in the international anti-corruption cause and permitting his candidacy.

“During my tenure as President of the IAACA, my colleagues and I will work closely with the Executive Committee to sustain the IAACA’s existing programmes, implement new initiatives and chart a clear way forward for the Association,” Mr Peh said.

Mr Peh will lead the IAACA in fostering three main goals, namely deepening members’ communication and collaboration through the new regional coordination mechanism; getting the Association more involved in different international avenues and platforms, as well as enhancing the Secretariat support to members of the IAACA. He aimed to strengthen the IAACA’s role as the focal point of international anti-corruption collaboration and a major player in the international anti-corruption mission.

The ICAC is an active member of the international anti-corruption community and have been earnestly offering capacity building programmes to its counterparts in Belt and Road countries in recent years. Since 2017, the Commission has connected with anti-corruption authorities of over 60 countries for capacity building collaboration, and conducted 30 training programmes for over 1,000 graft fighters from fellow anti-corruption authorities.

Mr Peh believes that leveraging on almost 50 years of anti-graft experience, an effective three-pronged strategy as well as professional knowledge, the ICAC would make meaningful contributions to the global fight against corruption.

While the ICAC would continue its anti-graft mission in Hong Kong, as a member of the global anti-corruption community and President of the IAACA, Mr Peh looks forward to working with anti-corruption agencies worldwide to help build a fair and corruption-free world.

The IAACA was founded in 2006 as the first global institution for the anti-corruption agencies worldwide, aiming to promote the effective implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption and fostering international anti-corruption collaboration. Over 140 countries, regions and jurisdictions, including most of the major anti-corruption authorities around the world, have participated as members or engaged in various IAACA initiatives.

ICAC Commissioners had served as member of the IAACA’s Executive Committee since 2008. Mr Peh took over in July 2012 and has been Convenor of its Training Committee from 2017 onwards, initiating a host of training activities for IAACA members.

ICAC Commissioner has been elected President of the IAACA at its General Meeting.
ICAC Commissioner has been elected President of the IAACA at its General Meeting.
Mr Simon Peh Yun-lu will lead the IAACA to make greater contributions to the global anti-corruption cause.
Mr Simon Peh Yun-lu will lead the IAACA to make greater contributions to the global anti-corruption cause.
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