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The dates for the “Second Conference on the Progress and Challenges in Hemispheric Cooperation against Corruption” to be held in Cali, Colombia, have been changed to June 21 and 22, 2011.

This event, organized by the Department of Legal Cooperation of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs of the OAS, with the support of the Government of Colombia, through its Ministry of External Relations and the Presidential Program for Modernization, Efficiency, Transparency and the Fight against Corruption, will be opened by the Vice-President of the Republic of Colombia, Mr. Angelino Garzón, and the Secretary General of the OAS, Mr. José Miguel Insulza.

In addition, as part of the program, this Second Hemispheric Anticorruption conference will include dialogue and discussion panels with international experts in areas such as: the protection of whistleblowers of acts of corruption; sworn statements of interest; civil society participation and the responsibility of the private sector in the fight against corruption, as well as training initiatives and useful tools for the prevention of this serious problem.

The program for the event and an information bulletin is available at the Anticorruption Portal of the Americas.

Edition N° 53 - May 2011

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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