General Directorate of Ethics represents DR in different international activities

In its commitment to honor international agreements to which the country is a signatory, regarding the fight against corruption, the General Directorate of Ethics and Government Integrity (DIGEIG), represents the Dominican Republic in different international scenarios during the first week of September.

In this regard, President Luis Abinader will be participating virtually in the opening of the VIII Global Summit of the Alliance for Government together with the President of Estonia, Alar Karis, while the Director General of the DIGEIG, Dr. Milagros Ortiz Bosch, traveled to Taillin, Estonia, to participate on behalf of the country.

The Dominican Republic will also be accredited as a member of the Open Government Partnership for the country’s fight against corruption in recent years.

Dr. Ortiz Bosch will participate in the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit, in a session entitled: “Building Civil Society Participation in Times of Democratic Transition”, scheduled for Thursday, September 7, from 10:30 to 11:30 (EEST) in the Main Hall of JAIK and organized by the OGP Support Unit.

This session will feature senior government representatives seeking to expand civic space in their countries, along with civil society leaders from countries where civic space and democracy have been threatened or undermined, to explore what can be done in times of opportunity and threat to support civil society.

The country is following up on the meetings of the 14th meeting of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on the Prevention of Corruption in Vienna, Austria, through its International Relations Advisor, Gilka Meléndez.

At the meeting of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on the Prevention of Corruption, Meléndez reiterated the clear, defined and continuous position of implementing training and prevention programs since 2020 to build trust between citizens and government.

Among the programs, he highlighted the V Action Plan for the Open Government Partnership 2022-2024, which complies with all the standards established by the Alliance and also includes citizen proposals.

In addition, the creation of the First National Open Data Policy, put into effect by decree in 2022, which led to the creation of a multi-sectoral commission, which through the coordination of the General Directorate of Ethics and Government Integrity (DIGEIG), created the First Openness Plan in Open Formats of the country, among other achievements.

These programs have made possible a remarkable economic recovery in public administration, evidenced by the increase in exports, tourism, foreign investment, food coverage and others.

The Dominican Republic actively participated in the virtual meetings of the preliminary analysis subgroup of the Follow-up Mechanism for the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC), as part of the follow-up to the implementation of the recommendations made in the Third Round, held in March of this year, which addressed the issues of bank secrecy, illicit enrichment, extradition, among others.

In this last visit, the Committee defined which of the recommendations were satisfactorily implemented, which require additional attention, which should be reconsidered and which are not valid. The final report will be presented to the country from September 11 to 15 at the 40th Meeting of the MESICIC Committee of Experts.

Source: Robertocavada.com

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