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IPACS strengthens its governance model

30 Nov 2020
During its meeting on 16 November, the Steering Committee of the International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS) endorsed its Governance Guidelines setting out the principles and procedures of the partnership.

In accordance with the Guidelines, the government of Canada was appointed as the new Chair, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), a founding partner, as the Vice-Chair for a two-year term. In addition, the following were confirmed as Bureau members:

  • the other four founding partners of the Partnership, namely the Council of Europe (CoE), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;
  • Australia;
  • the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF); and
  • the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI).

Over 200 participants registered for the meeting, representing over 50 governments, 25 international sports federations and 14 intergovernmental organisations. The meeting was held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Steering Committee was also updated on the activities of the four IPACS Task Forces, which have continued to meet virtually in order to accomplish their 2020 work plan; and it agreed on the road map for the next two years. The Task Forces will continue to progress towards the objectives set forth in their respective terms of reference. Read more here.

The Steering Committee is the central body of IPACS and involves governmental representatives, international sports organisations and intergovernmental organisations with expertise in the fight against corruption.

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