Final Programme - 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference

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Final Programme - 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference

Rodolfo StavenhagenRodolfo Stavenhagen, professor emeritus at El Colegio de México, does research on human rights, indigenouspeoples, agrarian problems, social development and ethnic conflicts. In 2001-2008 he was UnitedNations Special Rapporteur for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples. He has also been assistantdirectorfor social sciences at UNESCO, president of the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, andhas taught at numerous universities in Europe and the Americas. Among his principal publications areSocial Classes in Agrarian Societies, Ethnic Conflicts and the Nation-State, The Ethnic Question, DerechosHumanos y derecho indígena en América Latina, Los derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas.Dimitri VlassisDimitri Vlassis holds a law degree from the University of Athens (Greece) and an LL.M. (Master of Laws)from the University of Miami (U.S.A.). He has pursued post-graduate studies in international law at theGeorge Washington University. He is an attorney, licensed to practice law in Greece and member of theAthens Bar Association.Mr. Vlassis was recruited by the United Nations in 1989 following the successful completion of a UnitedNations National Competitive Examination, working with the Centre for International Crime Preventionof the Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention of the United Nations Office at Vienna (now theUnited Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) ever since.From 1998 to 2003, he has been Secretary of the Ad Hoc Committee for the Elaboration of theUnited Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and from 2004 to 2007, he has beenthe Secretary of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against TransnationalOrganized Crime. From 2001 to 2003, he has been Secretary of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Negotiationof a Convention against Corruption. Mr. Vlassis is currently Secretary of the Conference of the Parties tothe United Nations Convention against Corruption.His responsibilities at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, in his capacity as Chief of theCorruption and Economic Crime Section, also include action against corruption and other forms ofeconomic crime. He was principally responsible for the organization and servicing of the Naples WorldMinisterial Conference on Organized Transnational Crime (November 1994), as well as for the InternationalConference on the Prevention of Money Laundering and the Control of the Proceeds of Crime(Courmayeur, Italy) (June 1994), as well as the High-level Political Signing Conference for the UnitedNations Convention against Corruption (Mérida, Mexico, December 2003).In addition to these tasks, Mr. Vlassis has been actively involved in the technical cooperation programmeof the Office, leading or participating in needs assessment and advisory services missions in numerouscountries, including Cambodia and Somalia (in the context of peace-keeping missions of the UnitedNations). Dimitri Vlassis is married and has two children.98

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