The OECD-Latin America Anti-Corruption Programme was established in 2007 to promote and strengthen implementation and enforcement of international and regional anti-corruption conventions in Latin America.The Programme provides a platform for Latin American countries to compare experiences, share best practices, and discuss challenges in the fight against corruption.
The OECD-Latin America Anti-Corruption Programme, with the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the OECD Working Group on Bribery members and participants from the region (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru), strengthens the implementation and enforcement of international and regional anti-corruption conventions in Latin America, including the 1996 Inter-American Convention Against Corruption (IACAC or OAS Convention), and the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), as well as the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
Activities of the Programme
The Programme's aims are achieved through periodic meetings, hosted by Latin American countries, which bring together representatives from a wide range of ministries, government agencies, non-government organisations, and the private sector in Latin America and beyond. The meetings mix broad awareness-raising events with technical workshops and seminars and involve experts from the OECD Secretariat and members of the Working Group on Bribery. The Programme also seeks to develop a dialogue and collaboration with the business community on the prevention of corruption in international transactions and the adoption of internal prevention mechanisms in companies.
Leah Ambler, OECD Anti-Corruption Division l email@example.com