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OAS to Present MACCIH on February 22 in Honduras

  February 3, 2016

The Secretary for Strengthening Democracy of the Organization of American States (OAS), Francisco Guerrero, and the Spokesman of the Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH) and Representative of the OAS Secretary General, Juan F. Jiménez, will present the objectives and scope of the Mission on February 22 in Tegucigalpa.

The OAS General Secretariat held working meetings yesterday and today on the Mission at OAS headquarters in Washington DC, with the Honduran Foreign Minister Arturo Corrales, and the Minister of the Presidency, Reinaldo Sánchez. The meetings included discussion of aspects of the Agreement related to working plans, protocol, guides and formats for reports, in order to comply with its objectives and its installation during the first trimester of 2016.

At the ceremony in Tegucigalpa, the Mission, which was established in a signing ceremony on January 19 by the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, and the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, will make a presentation to the public sector and Honduran society of its mandates, and will also present the officials who will be in charge of the different components of the Mission.

As noted by the Secretary General during the signing ceremony, the MACCIH is "an unprecedented initiative which aims to overcome corruption and impunity in Honduras and produce a structural reform in the administration of justice in a country that is fed up with corruption."

Reference: E-011/16