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MEDIA ADVISORY: OAS General Assembly: anti-corruption needed to safeguard citizens

Transparency International hosts discussion 3 June

Transparency International (TI), the anti-corruption organisation will present a series of vital recommendations ahead of the Organization of American States (OAS) 41st General Assembly to be held in San Salvador from 5-7 June.

Despite consistently identifying corruption as a fundamental problem jeopardising security and development in the region, concrete action by OAS member states remains insufficient. The Inter-American Convention against Corruption has existed since 1996 and 15 years on, many of the OAS recommendations are yet to be implemented.

Civil society experts from Latin America will discuss how transparency can be an effective tool to enhance citizen security on 3 June at an event organised by TI and its affiliate in El Salvador, La Fundacion Nacional para el Desarrollo (FUNDE):

Transparency for citizen security in the Americas

3 June 2011

18.30 – 20.00 CST

Hotel Sheraton, Final Avenida la Revolución,

Colonia San Benito, San Salvador

El Salvador

Panellists include:

Manfredo Marroquín, TI Senior Advisor for Central America
Roberto Rubio Fabián, Executive Director of FUNDE (El Salvador)
Carlos Dada, Editor of ElFaro (El Salvador)
Elisabeth Ungar, Executive Director of Transparencia por Colombia
Moderator: Mercedes De Freitas, Executive Director of Transparencia Venezuela

The event is open to the press.

Interviews can be arranged in English or Spanish.

Transparency International is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption.


For any press enquiries please contact

Berlin: Sophie Brown, Communications Officer
Marta Erquicia, Americas Senior Programme Coordinator
T: + 49 30 34 38 20-19/-33
E: press@transparency.org

San Salvador: Carla Trillos
T: + 503 2209 5305
E: carlat@funde.org

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