The International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS) was established in 2017 as a multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at “bringing together international sports organizations, governments, inter-governmental organizations, and other relevant stakeholders to strengthen and support efforts to eliminate corruption and promote a culture of good governance in and around sport”.

Coordinated by UNODC, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Council of Europe (CoE) and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, IPACS currently consists of governments, sports organizations and international bodies who, through the four following task forces, work to fight corruption in sport:

  • Task Force 1: reducing the risk of corruption in procurement relating to sporting events and infrastructure;
  • Task Force 2: ensuring integrity in the selection of major sporting events, with an initial focus on managing conflicts of interests;
  • Task Force 3: optimising the processes of compliance with good governance principles to mitigate the risk of corruption; and
  • Task Force 4: enhancing effective cooperation between law enforcement, criminal justice authorities and sport organisations.

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