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MESICIC makes progress in the consideration of responsibility of private sector in combating corruption

On September 12 and 13, 2013, during its Twenty-second Plenary, the Committee of Experts of the MESICIC (Mechanism for Follow-up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption), delved further into the issue of "the Responsibility of the Private Sector in Preventing and Combating Corruption," in keeping with the methodology adopted by the Committee for the consideration of this topic of collective interest.

Participating were representatives of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); the World Economic Forum - Partnering against Corruption Initiative (PACI); the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and the World Bank (WB), who gave presentations on their organizations' progress with regard to the topic.  Representatives of Brazil's Office of the Comptroller General, Mexico's Civil Service Secretariat, and Peru’s High Level Anticorruption Commission also shared information regarding their countries' experience and progress with this topic of collective interest.

This dialogue marks the second phase in a four-phase process expected to culminate in the adoption of guidelines regarding basic or fundamental principles or rules to be studied with a view to their incorporation into domestic laws or regulatory frameworks aimed at promoting, strengthening, or securing private sector responsibility in preventing and combating corruption. 

The video of the meetings held on September 12 and 13, 2013 to discuss the “Responsibility of the Private Sector in Preventing and Combating Corruption" can be accessed via the following links: Session 1 and Session 2

In addition, the presentations by international and private sector organizations are posted here.   

The MESICIC is an intergovernmental mechanism, whose rules allow for broad participation of non-governmental and civil society organizations.  

Edition N° 146 - Sept. 2013

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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