UNODC Brazil participates in an anti-corruption meeting in Mexico City

Brasília, 22 March, 2022 - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) participated in the Regional Meeting of South America and Mexico Fast-Track Platform for the Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). 

The event was held in Mexico City, from March 14 to 17, 2022, and was attended by members of UNODC Brazil's Corruption and Integrity team, Chantal Castro (Programme Officer), and Eduardo Pazinato (Integrity Area Coordinator).

The purpose of the meeting was to review the progress made in the cooperation for UNCAC implementation since the first meeting of South America and Mexico Fast Track Platform, which took place in Cartagena, Colombia, in 2019.

Participants also analised recent agreements made during the so-called "year of combating corruption" (2021), in which policy statements were adopted at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) and resolutions were adopted during the ninth session of the Conference of States Parties of UNCAC (COSP). 

The participants presented the best regional practices and discussed the challenges faced by each country to define the priority initiatives to fight corruption for the biennium 2022 to 2024. UNODC, in turn, reinforced how its experience and technical assistance can help meet these goals.

During the event, the UNODC manual "Time is Now" on how to address gender dimensions in the fight against corruption was launched, and the Global platform "Operational Network of Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Authorities (GlobE Network) was presented, which allows the exchange of information between the anti-corruption authorities of the various countries.

Progress on the global Anti-Corruption Response and Recovery to COVID-19 project, funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), was also shared.

Also present at the event were officials from various government institutions from the 10 countries participating in the platform: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. The Brazilian delegation was composed by Edson Fabio Garutti Moreira (general coordinator of Institutional Articulation), representing the National Strategy and the Department of Asset Recovery and International Legal Cooperation of the Ministry of Justice and Public Safety; Vitor Veloso Barros e Santos, from the International Relations Department of the General Advocacy of the Union (AGU); and Rafael Ramos da Luz, from the Office of the Comptroller General (CGU).  


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