The US Attorney General Eric H. Holder will give a keynote speech on the US efforts to fight international corruption, in the presence of the Secretary-General of the OECD, Angel Gurría, and the Permanent Representative of the United States to the OECD, Ambassador Karen Kornbluh, on 31 May at the OECD Conference Center.


The fight against corruption is at the forefront of OECD’s agenda. With the current financial and economic crisis, it is even more important to create or reinforce the relevant structures and tools to fight corruption and cross border crime. The international community must enhance its capacity to prevent, detect, prosecute and eliminate corruption, leveling the playing field in this regard.


Keynote speech – the press can attend and may record and take pictures. It will begin with an introduction, then remarks by U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder (20 min), followed by questions from the audience (no questions from the press).


Press briefing – After the meeting, the Attorney General will take questions from journalists for 15 minutes.

For more information, journalists are invited to contact Spencer Wilson, email:, tel: +33 (0)