APEDE signs major agreement with UNODC

The president of the Panamanian Association of Business Executives (APEDE), Francisco De Ycaza engineer and the representative at Panama of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Mr. José Manuel Martinez, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the design, development, implementation and financing of projects and activities together, which will allow communication activities, training related to the economic activity of Panama.

This signature represents the formalization of the commitment that will take both parties to facilitate the national businessmen, the incorporation of methodologies, best practices and mechanisms to promote ethics in the public sector and private sector, to facilitate justice sector reform for the purpose of reducing criminality and organized crime in the context of promoting economic development, and cultivate the transparency of the State in its dealings with the private sector, among others, as a means to improve productivity.

The Memorandum of Understanding signed on Thursday 11 November of 2010 will have indefinite period from the signing of the contract and will be developed through training and workshops, seminars and conferences, preparation of studies and publications, dissemination of material, technology transfer and the provision of inputs on the above topics that are of great relevance for both organizations.