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Honduras: OAS and UN to Facilitate National Dialogue on Corruption and Impunity

  June 29, 2015

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the United Nations will facilitate the “Open and Unconditional Dialogue” recently convened by the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández.

The terms of the collaboration were agreed in Washington, DC, by the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, the Foreign Minister of Honduras, Arturo Corrales, and the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs of the United Nations, Jeffrey Feltman.

The Dialogue, called to involve all sectors of Honduran society, aims to strengthen democratic institutions and comprehensively combat impunity and corruption.

The Government of Honduras also requested from the OAS:

Consultation in the application of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption through its Follow-up Mechanism (MESICIC)
Assistance in the implementation of the recommendations of the diagnostic of the Honduras System of Security carried out by the OAS
Support in the formation and installation of an observatory of the entire Honduran justice system.

The OAS, for its part, committed to deliver the technical assistance requested while ensuring that the Open Dialogue incorporates elements to strengthen democracy, human rights, security and development in the Central American country.

Reference: E-203/15