Transparency International’s Chair, Huguette Labelle to visit Brazil

Issued by Transparency International Secretariat

Translations: PT

Huguette Labelle, the Chair of Transparency International (TI), the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption, will visit Brazil from 13 to 15 March. During her visit, Ms Labelle will meet with President Dilma Rousseff and show her support for the activities of , TI’s National Contact in Brazil. She will also prepare the ground for the (IACC) set to take place 7 – 10 November 2012 in Brasilia.

Ms Labelle, former Deputy Minister of various Canadian Government departments, has been the Chair of Transparency International’s Board of Directors since 2005. Currently, she is also member of the Board of the UN Global Compact and member of the Group of External Advisors on the World Bank Governance and Anti-corruption Strategy, among others.

Wednesday in Brasilia, Ms Labelle will meet with President Dilma Rousseff to discuss the progress and challenges facing the country in regards to corruption. She will also talk about the positive influence the country can have in leading in the fight against corruption in Latin America and the world given its geo-political and economic importance. In addition, Ms Labelle will meet with the Supreme Court’s Chief Justice, Antonio Cezar Peluso.

Together with Minister Jorge Hage, Head of the Office of the Comptroller General, Ms Labelle will hold a press conference to report back on the meeting with President Rousseff as well as present the highlights of the upcoming IACC.

When: 14 March 2012, from 15.30pm

Where: Palacio de Planalto, Brasilia

Huguette Labelle will be joined by Alejandro Salas, Regional Director for the Americas at Transparency International and Roberto Perez-Rocha, Senior Manager of the International Anti-Corruption Conference Series

Ms Labelle and all other Transparency International representatives will be available for interviews in Sao Paulo (13 March) and Brasilia (14 and 15 March).


Transparency International is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption.

Note to editors:

, Transparency International’s National Contact in Brazil, is a not-for-profit civil society organisation that seeks to combat corruption and promote a culture of accountability while educating and mobilising society in defence of its civil rights. Amarribo does this through a network of organisations throughout the country.

The , as the world’s leading anti-corruption forum, will bring together more than 1500 members of the anti-corruption community, including heads of state, civil society and the private sector. Under this year’s theme, Mobilising People: Connecting Agents of Change, the conference will run more than 50 workshops and plenary sessions from 7-10 November in Brasilia.

For any press enquiries please contact

Natalie Baharav
E: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
T: +49 30 34 38 20 666

Sao Paulo
Alejandro Salas
E: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
T: +49 152 28897892


Support Transparency International

La Justicia española debe investigar el lavado de imagen de Azerbaiyán en Europa

Tres políticos españoles —Pedro Agramunt, Agustín Conde Bajén y Jordi Xuclá— se encuentran entre los delegados ante la Asamblea Parlamentaria del Consejo de Europa (APCE) sobre los que pesan sospechas de haberse beneficiado con la maniobra del “Laundromat”.

International Anti-Corruption Day 2018: The power of people’s pressure

Across the world, Transparency International chapters work hard to help the public become involved and engaged in the fight against corruption.

Clean up Spain – Justice for Azerbaijan’s reputation laundering in Europe

In Azerbaijan, critical voices are routinely suppressed. Meanwhile in Europe, politicians suspected of helping whitewash Azerbaijan’s record on human rights enjoy impunity. Join our campaign to urge authorities in Spain to investigate.

Everything you need to know about the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference (#18IACC)

The #18IACC will take place from 22-24 October in Copenhagen, Denmark under the theme Together for Development, Peace and Security: Now is the Time to Act. Get the latest info and updates here!

Risky business: Europe’s golden visa programmes

Are EU Member States accepting too much risk in their investor migration schemes?

Future Against Corruption Award 2018

TI is calling on young people across the globe to join the anti-corruption movement. People between the age of 18 and 35 are invited to submit a short video clip presenting their idea on new ways to fight corruption. Three finalists will be invited to Berlin during the International Anti-Corruption Day festivities to be awarded with the Future Against Corruption Award.

The Azerbaijani Laundromat one year on: has justice been served?

In September last year, a massive leak of bank records from 2012 to 2014 showed that the ruling elite of Azerbaijan ran a $3 billion slush fund and an international money laundering scheme. One year on, has enough been done to hold those involved to account?

Why rather

Follow us on Why rather