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Latin American Conference: Corporate Responsibility in Promoting Integrity and Fighting Corruption
The Department of Legal Cooperation of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs attended this important event, which was held in São Paulo, Brazil, on July 21 to 23 of this year, at the invitation of the office of Brazil’s Federal Comptroller General and the OECD.
The conference was opened by Jorge Hague Sobrinho, Chief Minister of the office of the Federal Comptroller General of Brazil; Richard Boucher, the Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD; Francisco Santos Calderón, Vice President of Colombia; Dimitri Vlassis, from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime; Xavier Comas, from the IDB; Salvador Vega Casillas, Secretary of the Civil Service of Mexico; Juan Sebastián Roldán, National Secretary for Transparency of Ecuador; and Enrique Martínez, representing the OAS Department of Legal Cooperation.
The event enjoyed high levels of participation and attendance – not only by authorities from the public sectors of various countries, notably the Chair of the MESICIC Committee of Experts, Vania Viera, but also by leading representatives from the private sector.
The representative of the OAS Department of Legal Cooperation at the event
emphasized the joint activities that the OAS has been pursuing with the
Government of Brazil and the OECD in combating corruption, together with
the contributions made by the Mechanism for Follow-up on Implementation
of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC), in the
specific field of corporate responsibility vis-à-vis corruption.
Edition N° 36 - August 2010
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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