OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2012) - The Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) and the Minister of State, Head of the Office of the Comptroller General (CGU) of Brazil, Jorge Hage Sobrinho, agreed to collaborate and work to build capacity in the fight against corruption during the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Brasilia, Brazil today.
"Strong partnerships are key to fighting corruption on a global scale," said GOPAC Chair, Dr. Naser Al Sane. "The CGU and GOPAC both recognise we can achieve far more together than any of us can achieve apart."
At the meeting the CGU presented their Transparency Portal, an online program launched in 2004 where they post every financial transaction made by the government. They agreed to assist members of GOPAC national chapters in implementing similar systems in their countries. GOPAC also committed to supporting Brazilian legislators and helping them become an integral part of the strengthening of public initiatives to fight corruption.
"GOPAC congratulates the CGU for being at the international forefront of openness and transparency," said GOPAC CEO, John Williams.
GOPAC is a worldwide alliance of parliamentarians working together to combat corruption, strengthen good government, and uphold the rule of law. Based in Ottawa, Canada, GOPAC has 40 national chapters on 5 continents. GOPAC supports its members' efforts through original research, global anti-corruption capacity building, and international peer support.