ECUADOR AND URUGUAY HOLD NATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION WORKSHOPS
National Secretary for Anticorruption, Alfredo Vera, inaugurates Ecuador’s
Ecuador and Uruguay recently held national workshops in which
representatives from government, civil society and the private sector came
together to review and improve a national Anti-Corruption Plan of Action. The
workshops, held in Quito on May 6 & 7 and in Montevideo on May 15 & 16, are a
component of an OAS technical cooperation program which supports states in the
creation of 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 next step in the
process will be to incorporate the input from the workshops and finalize the
respective Plans of Action.
Each Plan of Action includes
the following elements:
actions necessary to implement the recommendations of the MESICIC Committee of
or entity responsible for implementation.
costs and resources needed.
Time frame for
that measure the expected results and means of verification.
OAS Secretary for Legal
Affairs, Jean-Michel Arrighi (left) and Vice President of Uruguay’s Advisory
Board of Economic and Financial Issues, Adolfo Pérez Piera, during the opening
date, six other countries have drafted a Plan of Action and held the
corresponding national workshops: Peru, Honduras, Colombia, Nicaragua, Paraguay
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PRESENTATION OF INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION AGAINST CORRUPTION AT WORLD BANK
As part of the World Bank’s
Governance and Corruption Series of talks, the OAS made a presentation on the
Inter-American Convention against Corruption and its Follow-up Mechanism (MESICIC)
on May 7 at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. The goal of the
presentation, made by Rodrigo Silva from the OAS Department of Legal
Cooperation, was to help the Latin American and Caribbean division of the World
Bank better understand the Convention. The presentation was followed by a
question and answer session, as well as a discussion on possible ways to
implement the Convention provisions through World Bank initiatives.
Edition N° 15 - May 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
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