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The top authorities responsible for national anti-corruption policies and programs will meet at the Third Meeting of the Conference of States Parties of the Mechanism for Follow-up on Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC), to be held in Brasilia, Brazil, on December 9 and 10, 2010.

The Conference of the MESICIC States Parties, in addition to being the most important political forum for dealing with matters related to hemispheric cooperation for preventing and combating corruption, has the authority and general responsibility for implementing that mechanism, as provided for in the “Report of Buenos Aires.” The Conference’s States Parties met for the first time in April 2004, and on a second occasion in November 2006. The result of those two meetings was a strengthened mechanism and the creation of the Inter-American Program for Cooperation in the Fight against Corruption.

The date has been selected to coincide with International Anti-Corruption Day, which takes place on December 9, making this a propitious occasion for showcasing and highlighting the progress that has been made in the region and for agreeing on new developments to continue strengthening the States Parties’ joint actions in preventing and combating corruption.

The agenda for the meeting, together with a corresponding Information Bulletin, will be published on the Anti-Corruption Portal of the Americas.

Edition N° 40 - October 2010

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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