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Workshop "Integrity and Institutional Ethics, Prevention and Combating Corruption and Money Laundering" in Costa Rica

San José, October 1, 2021. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC-ROPAN) through the Fighting Corruption in Latin America Project conducted the workshop "Integrity and institutional ethics, prevention and fight against corruption and money laundering", given by Helmut Ahmed Flores Calamari, UNODC regional anti-corruption coordinator.

150 officials from the Judicial Investigation Agency, the Judiciary, the Costa Rican Institute on Drugs, the Public Ethics Prosecutor's Office, the Comptroller General of the Republic, the Drug Control Police and the College of Economic Sciences participated in this training.

This activity was carried out as part of the Integrity and Transparency Program developed by the Judicial Investigation Agency with the objective of undertaking preventive actions that stimulate the exercise of integrity and transparency and contribute to the fight against corrupt behaviors in a continuous and sustained manner.

Some of the topics addressed in the training session were: Contextualization of the crime of corruption, its concept, elements that compose it, types and factors that encourage and motivate it; international tools to prevent and combat corruption and money laundering; typologies and warning signs of money laundering based on corruption and instruments and mechanisms for the identification and investigation of money laundering.