OAS Collaborates with Mexican Government and OECD on
Anti-Corruption and Bribery Conference
The OAS continues its tradition of collaboration with the OECD and governments
of the region in the upcoming “Latin American
Anti-Corruption Conference: Renewed
Commitment and Enhanced Co-operation in the Fight against Transnational
Bribery,” which takes place on September 29 and 30 in Mexico City.
This event is
organized by the Mexican Government and the Organization for Economic
Cooperation and Development (OECD), in collaboration with the
the Organization of American States (OAS)
and the Inter-American
Development Bank (IADB).
Panel discussions will include an analysis of the
similarities and common goals among the various international anti-corruption
conventions, including the Inter-American
Convention against Corruption and the
OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. Other
topics to be discussed include regional and international cooperation in mutual
legal assistance and extradition, Latin American experiences in the fight
against bribery in the public procurement sector, and corporate responsibility in
preventing bribery, among others.
The Conference is aimed at public servants, business people, lawyers,
contractors, and civil society. In addition, country Experts from the Follow-up
Mechanism to the Inter-American Convention (known as
MESICIC for its Spanish
acronym) have been invited to attend.
In the past the OAS has collaborated with the OECD in similar regional
conferences on anti-corruption and bribery. In 2006 the conference took place in
Chile and focused on detecting, investigating and prosecuting bribery. In 2005
it took place in Argentina, with an emphasis on training public prosecutors in
anticorruption cases. Mexico hosted the 2002 conference, focusing on the private
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Edition N° 18 - August 2008
- 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.