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On December 3 in the city of Quito, Ecuador, the Technical Secretariat of the OAS Follow Up Anti-Corruption Mechanism (MESICIC) participated in the "International Academic Symposium Successful Latin American Experiences in Controlling Corruption," organized jointly by the institutions that comprise the Transparency and Social Oversight Function of Ecuador, as part of the activities of International Anti-Corruption Day (December 9).

The event was inaugurated by the chief authorities of the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Oversight, the Comptroller General, the Ombudsman, the Superintendency of Banks and Insurance Companies, Telecommunications, Popular and Solidarity Economy and Competition, as well as the National Commission for Transparency and the Metropolitan Commission for Combating Corruption in the Municipality of Quito. The purpose of the symposium was to sensitize society about corruption as a problem of public order and strengthen the commitment of the State and civil society to strengthen mechanisms for transparency, fighting corruption and good governance.

In his statement, the representative of the Technical Secretariat of the MESICIC, (Department of Legal Cooperation of the OAS) shared with participants the principal hemispheric developments of the Inter-American Convention and its Follow-up Mechanism in fighting corruption, referring also to the legal cooperation tools developed by the OAS to support States in implementing the Convention and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their laws, policies and institutions related to the fight against corruption.

Also presenting in this symposium, as international participants, were Gabriela Veizaga, Deputy Minister for Prevention of Corruption, Promotion of Ethics, and Transparency of Bolivia, Laura Geler, Specialist at the Policy Planning Division of the Anti-Corruption Office of Argentina, and Cristian Salas, Delegate of the Office of the High Level Corruption Commission of Peru. 

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Edition N 109 - December 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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