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  November 22, 2006

Huguette Labelle, Chair of Transparency International, will headline the seventeenth conference in the Lecture Series of the Americas at the Organization of American States (OAS), on Tuesday, November 28. “Beyond Words and Paper: Why the Americas Must Act Against Corruption” is the topic Labelle will address during the lecture.

Transparency International is a civil society organization dedicated to the fight against corruption around the world. Huguette Labelle, a citizen of Canada, was elected to chair the organization in November 2005.

Following her remarks, Labelle will take questions from the audience. The event is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Created by the OAS Permanent Council to promote democratic principles and values in the countries of the hemisphere, the LectureSeries of the Americas invites recognized speakers to address key hemispheric issues, such as the strengthening of democracy, human rights, social development, hemispheric security and the fight against poverty. The conferences are being held thanks to financial contribution from Peru’s San Martin de Porres University, as well as support from the governments of Greece and Qatar.

The event will be Webcast live (

WHAT: Huguette Labelle speaks at OAS on “Beyond Words and Paper: Why the Americas Must Act Against Corruption”

WHEN: Tuesday, November 28, 2006

TIME: 3:00 p.m. (EST)

WHERE: OAS Headquarters
Hall of the Americas
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW

Reference: AVI-099/06