The 2012 Annual Task Force Conference Has Been Cancelled

September 25th, 2012

Due to current tensions in Tunis and elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa, the 2012 Annual Conference of the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development has been cancelled.

This decision was not made lightly. The US State Department has issued a travel warning for Tunisia, it has evacuated family members and nonessential staff, and the US Embassy in Tunis remains closed following the September 14 protests. We also consulted with a number of local and area experts.

We are deeply indebted to our Tunisian partners, who have spent many months working with us to create what we believe would have been an excellent conference on a very important issue. To the extent that the current political situation permits, we plan to continue working together to help Tunisia, and other countries of the region, continue their “transition to transparency”.

We are also indebted to the numerous experts who were planning to attend the conference–either in person or via live-stream. We regret any inconveniences created by the cancellation of this conference.

We look forward to working with you in the future. Please feel free to email us with any questions, or continue to follow our blog for future updates.

Written by Raymond Baker

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