Looking back at the involvement of Transparency International in organising the IACC, I remember the moment in 1995 when I attended the 6th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Beijing, when the Chinese hosts invited TI to assume the role of secretariat for IACC going forward. Little did I know how important this challenge would become for our young movement. In retrospect I am happy and proud that we took on this task.
Today I am participating as Chairman of an important spin-off of TI and other CSOs, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). I am delighted about the exposure I can give this new venture to the many participants of the 13th IACC. The IACC platform is a tremendous benefit for the EITI and numerous other initiatives and programs working together for better global governance – fighting corruption for a sustainable future.
Peter Eigen, TI Founder and Chair of EITI