Anti-Corruption Workshops Held in Tegucigalpa and Lima

Honduras Workshop



OAS Secretary General Insulza and Honduran President Zelaya Inaugurate Anti-Corruption Workshop in Tegucigalpa




OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza and  Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales  inaugurated the “National Workshop on the Implementation of Inter-American Convention against Corruption,” held in Tegucigalpa January 31 and February 1. 

In their remarks, both President Zelaya and Secretary General Insulza pointed out recent advances made by Honduras in the fight against corruption, including enacting laws on transparency and access to information. 

“Today, we strive to give more power to the citizenry, to give more access to public information so that citizens are empowered…” said Zelaya.

As noted by Insulza, the objective of the workshop was “simple and practical” – to continue and consolidate the advances made so far. 

During the workshop more than 200 participants from all sectors of Honduran government and society examined and provided feedback on the national anti-corruption Plan of Action. 

Peru Workshop


Peru’s  Minister of Justice Rosario Fernández and the head of the National Anti-Corruption Office  Carolina Lizárraga open Peru's workshop


More than 60 institutions from the government and civil society came together to review and perfect Peru’s national anti-corruption Plan of Action during a  workshop which took place in Lima, February 14 and 15. 

During opening remarks, Carolina Lizárraga Houghton, head of the National Anti-Corruption Office, noted that the proposed Plan included 81 specific actions to be completed in the medium term, which would result in the complete development of regulations required by the Public Employment Framework Law, full compliance with the national electronic system for procurement and contracting, and the training of 8,000 citizens on access to information, among others outcomes.

As noted by Lizárraga, the results of the workshop will be included in a final Draft Plan of Action, which will then be presented for approval by the Group of Ministers (Consejo de Ministros).

Anti-Corruption Plan of Action Project

The purpose of the national workshops held in Honduras and Peru was to finalize the details of the respective national anti-corruption Plans of Action.  Each Plan of Action provides a detailed roadmap for implementing the recommendations made by the Committee of Experts of the Mechanism for Follow-up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC).

The Plan of Action project is an initiative supported by the Anti-Corruption Fund.

To read more about the initiative click here.


Anti-Corruption Newsletter
Edition N° 14 - February 2008

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.

    Read more here

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