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A seminar on “Scenarios for Territorial Anticorruption,” jointly organized by the Government of Colombia through its National Planning Department and the Transparency Secretariat of the office of the President of the Republic and the Transparency for Colombia Corporation, was held in Bogotá on November 27. The keynote speaker, Jorge García González, Director of the OAS Department of Legal Cooperation, which serves as the Technical Secretariat of the Follow-up Mechanism of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC), gave a presentation on the progress made with anticorruption cooperation in the Americas and the challenges still facing it.

The seminar also heard presentations on two documents related to anticorruption policies at the regional and local levels in Colombia, the central focus of which is the implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption and the MESICIC's recommendations in the country's departments and municipalities, together with other related international legal instruments that Colombia has signed.

The seminar served to underscore the importance and usefulness of the OAS Convention and the recommendations of the MESICIC in promoting the adoption of decisions by Colombia’s competent regional and local authorities in accordance with that instrument, in order to strengthen the institutions and legal frameworks for preventing and effectively combating corruption at those territorial levels.

For further information on the Convention and the MESICIC, the review reports dealing with Colombia and other states, and other related developments, we invite you to visit the Anticorruption Portal of the Americas.

Edition N° 155 - Dec. 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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