OAS Collaborates with Mexican Government and OECD on Regional 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 sector.

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Anti-Corruption Newsletter
Edition N 18 - August 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 States Parties.

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