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OAS Committee of Experts on Anticorruption to advance on the adoption of tools to prevent and punish corruption

  September 6, 2019

The Committee of Follow-Up Mechanism for the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) of the Organization of American States (OAS) will meet on September 9 - 12 in Washington to exchange best practices, promote collaboration and adopt joint solutions for preventing and punishing corruption. 

During the 4-day meeting, the MESICIC will address issues related to:

  • New anti-corruption reports: Continuing with the analysis of the 5th Round of Review, the Committee will adopt the anticorruption reports of Guatemala, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Exchange of Best Practices: Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru will present results of their best practices, in the fight against corruption, that will serve as input to other countries that share similar challenges.

Likewise, representatives from the OECD, Council of Europe - GRECO, UNDOC and OAS, will present models of exchange of best practices so that the States Parties to the MESICIC can access the exchange with the States Parties of these mechanisms.

  • Open Government: A panel comprised of the OAS Department for Effective Public Management; the Secretary for Public Innovation and Open Government of Argentina; and the Open Government Partnership, will present the advances in open government and the tools available to advance the search for greater integrity and transparency in government management.
  • Model Law on Conflict of Interest As part of the continuous effort of the OAS to offer new tools to its Member States, the Committee will continue with the discussion of the Model Law on Conflict of Interest that serves as a guiding tool for countries in their own internal legislation.
  • Fight against impunity: The OAS, as the Technical Secretariat of the Mechanism, will present a proposal “Proposed System of Indicators to Detect, Prevent and Reduce Impunity for Acts of Corruption” that will serve as a scheme for countries to begin measuring this scourge.

The full agenda of the meeting is available here. This meeting is closed to the press.

Press contact: Mónica Reyes (MReyes@oas.org)

Reference: E-062/19