New Anti-Corruption Efforts: CTCT Creates Two Task Forces Led by the SAIs of Guatemala and Ecuador

Nuevos esfuerzos de lucha contra la corrupción: CTCT crea dos Fuerzas de Tarea Lideradas por las EFS de Guatemala y Ecuador

At meetings held by the CTCT on April 8 and 19, the member SAIs with the support of the German Cooperation through the GIZ decided favorably on the proposals of the SAIs of Guatemala and Ecuador, respectively, on the formation of two new Task Forces.

First, on April 8, the SAIs of Guatemala, through Dr. Celvin Galindo, presented to the Technical Commission the Anticorruption Policy of the Central American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (OCCEFS), emphasizing that the desire is “to seek ad-hoc formulas to overcome all these common aspects that we have in these countries, and that through effective coordination we can integrate, coordinate and seek common solutions.”

Subsequently, the Presidency of the CTCT, headed by the SAI of Chile presented the proposal of objectives and guidelines for the Task Force, based on the document “Actions to consider for a regional anti-corruption strategy in OLACEFS.” Some of its specific objectives would be to align OLACEFS’ anti-corruption strategy with international standards in this area, as well as coordinate with other relevant OLACEFS bodies such as the GTG, CPC, COMTEMA, CTIC, and the CCC.

The proposal was well received among the SAIs of the CTCT, unanimously approving the formation of the Task Force to develop an Anti-Corruption Policy in OLACEFS under the leadership of the SAI of Guatemala, recognizing the work they have developed in OCCEFS.

Secondly, on April 19, the SAI of Ecuador informed the CTCT of its proposal for the formation of a Task Force for the prevention of corruption in the illicit trafficking of species, for “the development of an action plan for the implementation of measures that are within the framework of competences of the SAI to contribute to the Prevention of Crimes against Wildlife.” The core document is “the trafficking of species as a paradigmatic case of transnational corruption,” developed with the support of the German cooperation through the GIZ.

As with the previous proposal, the SAI members of the CTCT unanimously approved the formation of the Task Force for the Prevention of Corruption in the Illicit Trafficking in Species.

Given the relevance of these issues, we cordially invite the SAIs of the CTCT to join these efforts. Those SAIs wishing to join one of these Task Forces can communicate this to the Presidency of the Commission through [email protected]

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