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OAS to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption

  March 24, 2017

The Organization of American States (OAS) will commemorate the 20th anniversary of  the ratification of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption on Tuesday, March 28th in Tegucigalpa, with a panel discussion about the achievements, challenges, lessons learned and examples of the follow-up Mechanism of the Convention.

The event will be opened by the Attorney General of Honduras, Oscar Fernando Chinchilla, and will feature a message from the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro. It will also include the  participation of UNITEC Rector, Marlon Brevé; and the Spokesperson of the OAS Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH), Juan Jiménez, among others.

The discussion panels will address the progress made by the Convention and the Follow-up Mechanism for its Implementation (MESICIC), the evolution and usefulness of the analysis and recommendations of the process, hemispheric examples in its implementation and the role of civil society. The complete agenda of the event is available here.

The Inter-American Convention against Corruption, which entered into force in 1997, has so far been ratified by 33 of the 34 Member States, which makes it the most ratified Inter-American treaty after the OAS Charter and the first international and anti-corruption legal instrument.

The event will be broadcast live through the OAS Web site.

Press contact: Miguel Martínez, [email protected]

WHAT: Commemorative Event "The Inter-American Convention against Corruption, 20 Years On"

WHEN: Tuesday, March 28th, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Leticia Ma Tay Aula Mag of UNITEC
Zona Jacaleapa, opposite Colonia Honduras
Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Reference: AVI-030/17