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OAS: “The fight against corruption does not rest solely on public authorities”

Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 01:54 UTC
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Secretary General Insulza said that ”we must jointly tackle this problem that affects us all and that we must all work together to solve.” Secretary General Insulza said that ”we must jointly tackle this problem that affects us all and that we must all work together to solve.”

The Organization of American States (OAS), Secretary General, José Miguel Insulza, celebrated International Anti-Corruption Day (December 9) calling on the international community to reaffirm their commitment to fight corruption and to “jointly tackle this problem that affects us all and that we must all work together to solve.”

 Among the works carried out by the Mechanism, said Insulza are the rounds of 'inter pares' analysis dealing with thirty countries of the region, which have addressed the improvement of provisions essential to the prevention of conflicts of interests, safeguarding public funds, punishing corrupt practices and achieving transparency in government procurement and the hiring of public servants.

Secretary General Insulza added that “aware that the fight against corruption does not rest solely with public authorities, MESICIC has involved civil society organizations, the private sector, professional and academic bodies and researchers, giving them ample opportunity to participate and express their opinions.”

On this issue, Insulza said that in the visits carried out by the Mechanism, more than 180 civil society representatives from the respective countries have taken part. “With good reason, in an analysis done by the ‘U4 Center of Anti-Corruption Resources’ it was written that the MESICIC is the mechanism that ‘contains the strongest formal requisites on the participation of civil society,’” he said.

Finally Insulza underlined that all nations and, in the case of the OAS, its member states, “have a very important role to play, given the transnational nature of corruption, by providing the broadest reciprocal assistance for the prosecution of the corrupt, their extradition to the country where they committed corrupt acts, doing everything necessary to recover stolen public assets, as provided for in our Convention and as our MESICIC has repeatedly stressed.”

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  • CabezaDura2

    You cant kill corruption. Its like declaring “war on terrorism”.

    The only thing you can do is reduce the space for it to take place. Hence you reduce the size of the State you combat corruption. Its the only way. But people in Latam and Europe vote for more State.. And corruption is what you get as a consecuence.

    State must be as small as it can and as local as it can.

    Dec 10th, 2014 - 02:34 am 0
  • PhraseWizard

    As for . . .
    “Insulza underlined that all nations . . . have a very important role to play . . . by providing the broadest reciprocal assistance for the prosecution of the corrupt, their extradition to the country where they committed corrupt acts . . .”

    Why not begin with George W. Bush, Rumsfield, et al?

    Dec 10th, 2014 - 11:32 am 0
  • Conqueror

    @2. Oh no. Start with Kirchner, Kicilloff, Capitanich, Timerman, Mujica, Correa, Morales, Maduro. About 275 million people might be 'saved'!

    Dec 10th, 2014 - 12:18 pm 0
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