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The progress and concrete results of the Mechanism for Follow-up on Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) received special attention on Thursday, November 28, at the plenary session of the Conference of States Parties of the UN Anticorruption Convention held in Panama City.

In response to an invitation issued by the United Nations, Jorge García González, Director of the OAS Department of Legal Cooperation, which serves as the MESICIC's Technical Secretariat, gave the plenary a presentation on the background, developments, and concrete results to date within this process, which involves mutual evaluation and cooperation among States with the broadest possible civil society participation.

This panel session was also addressed by Laura Sanz-Lavia of the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption and by Aderito Soares of the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific. This helped highlight the complementarity between these regional evaluation and cooperation processes, under the aegis of their respective anticorruption instruments.

For further information on the MESICIC and its developments and results, we invite you to visit the Anticorruption Portal of the Americas.

Edition N° 156 - 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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