Other UN Events

Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

12-15 October 2020,Vienna

Pursuant to article 32 of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, a Conference of the Parties to the Convention was established to improve the capacity of States Parties to combat transnational organized crime and to promote and review the implementation of this Convention.

The Conference of the Parties adopted at its ninth session resolution 9/1 on the establishment of a mechanism for the review of the implementation of UNTOC and its Protocols.

Regular sessions of the Conference of the Parties

Documents and reports of every session of the Conference of the Parties to the Organized Convention since its first session in 2004 can be found here, as well as the following documentation:

– Resolutions and decisions 
– Rules of Procedure of the Conference of the Parties 
– Background information

Working Groups of the Conference of the Parties

The Conference of the Parties established five Working Groups to focus on specific areas of its work. Information on all Working Groups and their documentation can be found here.

Mechanism for the review of the implementation of UNTOC and its Protocols

Information on the review mechanism of the Organized Crime Convention and its Protocols, including information on the preparatory phase in accordance with resolution 9/1. Read more»

Information gathering under the Organized Crime Convention

Each State Party shall provide the Conference of the Parties with information on its programmes, plans and practices, as well as legislative and administrative measures to implement the Convention. Read more»

UNGASS – UN Special session of the General Assembly against corruption  April 2021

UNODC’s Action against Corruption and Economic Crime

Corruption is a complex social, political and economic phenomenon that affects all countries. Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability. Corruption attacks the foundation of democratic institutions by distorting electoral processes, perverting the rule of law and creating bureaucratic quagmires whose only reason for existing is the soliciting of bribes. Economic development is stunted because foreign direct investment is discouraged and small businesses within the country often find it impossible to overcome the “start-up costs” required because of corruption.

The United Nations Convention against Corruption is the only legally binding universal anti-corruption instrument. The Convention’s far-reaching approach and the mandatory character of many of its provisions make it a unique tool for developing a comprehensive response to a global problem.

The Conference of the States Parties (COSP) is the main policy-making body of the Convention, supporting States parties and signatories in their implementation of the Convention and giving policy guidance to UNODC to develop and implement anti-corruption activities. The actual implementation of the Convention into domestic law by States parties is evaluated through a unique peer-review process, the Implementation Review Mechanism.

To support States parties’ efforts to fully implement the Convention, UNODC delivers technical assistance in various corruption-related thematic areas, such as prevention, education, asset recovery, integrity in the criminal justice system, etc.

Thursday 16.07.2020 (15:00 GVA/ 9:00 NY)
This webinar will explore Covid-19’s impact on children deprived of liberty, highlight key findings of the  UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty present good practices, and discuss the way forward.
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted further the vulnerability of children deprived of liberty. Close proximity, and limited access to water, sanitation, and basic medical services place children deprived of liberty at heightened risk of infection. As the global death toll continues to rise, growing numbers of children are left without parental care and risk institutionalization.

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