BELIZE OFFICIALLY SIGNS ON TO UNCAC

Thursday, February 2, 2017

 *PRESS RELEASE*

Thursday, December 8th 2016

BCCI Business Mixer – Importance of the Signing of the UNCAC

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) will be hosting a business mixer on the “Importance of the Signing of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)”, today, Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the UWI Auditorium, Open Campus Belize, Princess Margaret Drive, Belize City. A Panel Presentation comprising of Special Guest Speakers: BCCI President Mr. Nikita Usher; Dr. Carla Barnett, Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Mr. Christian Salazar Volkmann, The United Nations Resident Coordinator will be presenting to you on the UNCAC and what this signing means for Belize.  Members of the BCCI enter free, non-members at $10.00 and Students with their student identification card can enter at no charge.

The BCCI is a member of an UNCAC Joint working group, which also includes members of the Government Of Belize and the National Trade Union Congress of Belize. This Mixer will be one of the series of activities that the joint working group has organized. The BCCI launched its Anti-corruption campaign on September 3rd at our Expo Belize Market Place advocating for Belize to become a signatory to this Convention. This week, members of the joint working group participated in media rounds and appeared on Love FM, Channel 5’s Open Your Eyes and Krem speaking on this topic and what it means for Belize.  The selection of the date for the signing of the UNCAC of December 9th is significant since it is International Anti-Corruption Day.

The signing of this convention should allow for effective implementation of a foundation framework that will enable: Preventive Measures; Criminalization and Law Enforcement; International Cooperation; Asset Recovery; and Technical Assistance & Information Exchange.  You are invited to come out to be informed on this very important convention. Rule of law is all of our responsibility, come and engage in this discussion. 

 

Media Contact:

Ms. Viannie Reyes, Marketing and Public Relations Officer

Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Email: mpo@belize.org

Tel: (501) 223-5330; Fax: (501) 223-5333

 

 

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