IPACS was launched in February 2017 at the International Olympic Committee’s International Forum on Sports Integrity, IPACS’ mission is “to bring together international sports organisations, governments, inter-governmental organisations, and other relevant stakeholders to strengthen and support efforts to eliminate corruption and promote a culture of good governance in and around sport”.The IPACS core group and founders is comprised of the IOC, the United Kingdom Government, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Council of Europe and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).In particular, IPACS is committed to reducing the risk of corruption in procurement relating to sporting events and infrastructure, ensuring integrity in the selection of major sporting events, and optimising compliance processes through good governance principles to mitigate the risk of corruption.
In December 2017, IPACS agreed to set up three Task Forces to address pressing issues:
- Reducing the risk of corruption in procurement relating to sporting events and infrastructure;
- Ensuring integrity in the selection of major sporting events, with an initial focus on managing conflicts of interests; and
- Optimising the processes of compliance with good governance principles to mitigate the risk of corruption.
GAISF is supporting IPACS and is part of its Steering Committee and Task Forces. GAISF is committed to transparency and good governance and to strengthen and support efforts to eliminate corruption.
To have more information about IPACS you can visit IPACS website at the following link: www.ipacs.sport