Corruption in Sport is a global phenomenon threatening the integrity of the overall industry and posing a major challenge for today’s societies. The International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS), a multi-stakeholder initiative to strengthen efforts to eliminate corruption and promote a culture of good governance in the field, held a 5th meeting of its Steering Committee on 1 July 2019 in Paris.
The meeting was hosted by the Council of Europe and organised in co-operation with the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers.
Among the decisions taken, was the approval by the Steering Committee to involve more governments in its meetings and thus to increase European representation within IPACS. It also decided on a regular holding of “larger” meetings that will allow every interested Government to send experts and to have a say in the activities and development of IPACS. Such a meeting will take place in Abu Dhabi on 15 December 2019, just before the Conference of Parties of the UN anti-corruption convention, which has 186 state parties.