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On October 3 4, in the city of La Paz, the III Plurinational Summit of Transparency Agencies was held. This Summit was convened by the Ministry for Institutional Transparency and Fight against Corruption of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.  


This event brought together the heads and those responsible for more than 200 Transparency Agencies of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial bodies of the State, as well as the Armed Forces, the Police and municipalities and governorships of Bolivia. The objective was to consider and debate the construction of a public policy on access to information.

The Technical Secretariat of the Follow-Up Mechanism for the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC), that falls under the OAS Department of Legal Cooperation, was invited to participate and share relevant aspects on the right to access to information on the international sphere, and on the developments and tools of cooperation undertaken by the OAS and the MESICIC on this topic.

The event was also attended by Ms. Nardi Suxo, the Minister for Institutional Transparency and  Fight against Corruption, as well as the Lead Expert for Bolivia to the MESICIC; Ms. Maria Laura Castelazo, the Director for the Facilitation of Policy on Access to Information of the Federal Institute for Access to Information and Data Protection of Mexico (IFAI); Mr. Hector Arce, the President of the Constitutional Commission of the Chamber of Deputies; Deputy Marianela Paco of the Chamber of Deputies; and the journalist, Ms. Lucia Sauma.

For more information on this Summit, please consult here.

Edition N 147 - October 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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