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From November 7 to 10, 2012, Brasilia hosted the Fifteenth International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), considered to be the most important meeting in the world related to the fight against corruption. 

This event, which brought together approximately two-thousand people from more than 140 countries, including Heads of State, representatives of academia and the private sector, as well as representatives of important non-governmental and civil society organizations interested in the fight for transparency and against corruption, adopted the “Declaration of Brasilia”, which synthesizes the results of the workshops and plenary sessions held during the four days of the Conference, under the topic “Mobilizing People: Connecting Agents of Change”.  

The OAS Anticorruption Mechanism (MESICIC), through its Technical Secretariat, was also present at his event, represented by Jorge García González, Director of the OAS Department of Legal Cooperation, who, during one of the sessions of the Conference, shared some of the principal contributions of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption and its Mechanism for Follow-Up (MESICIC), for the development and implementation of national anticorruption policies. 

The process of International Anti-Corruption Conferences is the principal world forum for the creation of networks and for mutual enrichment which are both vital for effective actions at the national and international levels, in order to fight corruption throughout the world.  This meeting in Brasilia marks the sixth occasion on which one of these Conferences has been held in our region.  The next Conference will take place in Tunisia in 2014.

For more information on this event, consult:

Edition N° 107 - Nov. 2012

What is the MESICIC?

The Mechanism For Follow-up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption, known as MESICIC for its Spanish acronym, is a tool to support the development of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption through cooperation between States Parties.

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