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  November 30, 2007

Hemispheric anti-corruption experts gather at the Organization of American States (OAS) beginning Monday, December 3, to consider a series of progress reports by states parties on how the 1996 Inter-American Convention against Corruption is being implemented in member countries. The experts will also consider and adopt a series of country reports.

OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza will deliver opening remarks for the 12th Meeting of the Committee of Experts of the Mechanism for Follow-Up on Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC), which will consider country reports for Colombia, Bahamas, Chile, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Panama.

Country reviews will focus on progress made in implementing specific measures from the hemispheric anti-corruption treaty, including measures related to government hiring and government procurement and whistle blower protection.

The Committee will also hold informal meetings with civil society organizations, and conclude its session on Saturday, after a final review and adoption of the six country reports.

WHAT: 12th Meeting of MESICIC Committee of Experts

WHEN: Monday, December 3 to Saturday, December 8, 2007

TIME: Beginning 11.30 a.m. (Washington Time)

VENUE: Padilha Vidal Room
OAS General Secretariat Building
1889 F Street
Washington D.C. 20006

Reference: AVI-067/07