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OAS impulse interamerican cooperation against corruption.

OAS Secretary Gral. Jose Miguel Insulza

Lima.- Transparency in political parties financing, multilateral cooperation to follow corrupt actions and an increased participation of the business sector are some necessary tools to fight corruption in the region, said Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) José Miguel Insulza.

“Corruption is in one of the first positions in the agenda of the OAS. With corruption there can’t be a true democracy, because corruption wants to replace the will of the people and to subordinate the government to the power of money,” he said.

The official asked to improve honesty and transparency in institutions during the inauguration of the “Conference on the Progress and Challenges in Hemispheric Cooperation against Corruption”, one of the meetings of the 40th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) set for June 6-8 in Lima.

He made this call on the need to fight corruption, because it affects the social and economic development. “Many studies show that the main victims of corruption are the poorest sectors of society,” he said.

Insulza described as something without precedents the fact that 33 countries members of the Organization of American States (OAS) had ratified the Inter-American Convention against Corruption, said news agency Andina. READ MORE HERE.

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Jose Miguel Insulza, noted that Peru has participated in the process of cooperation in the framework of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption “in an active and continuous way.”

Upon inaugurating the Conference on the Progress and Challenges in Hemispheric Cooperation against Corruption on Thursday in Lima, the Secretary General took the opportunity to highlight the efforts of the host country in this area.

“Peru has participated in the process of cooperation in the framework of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption. It ratified the Treaty and from the beginning has been part of the MESICIC. It has also participated in the program of plans of action for the implementation of the recommendations of the MESICIC, and has adopted the National Plan to Combat Corruption,” he said

During the opening ceremony of the event, which is being held in Lima Thursday and Friday ahead of the 40th OAS General Assembly, Jose Miguel Insulza also recognized the progress achieved by the OAS Member States in the fight against corruption and urged them to strengthen cooperation in key areas of the fight against this scourge. READ MORE HERE.