UN ANTI-CORRUPTION CONFERENCE

    Seventh Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)

    Vienna: 6-10 November 2017

    The Conference is the world's largest anti-corruption gathering and brings together people from Member States, parliaments, inter-governmental organizations, civil society, the private sector and the media. How States can better tackle corruption will be discussed alongside reviewing the implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption, the only legally binding universal anti-corruption instrument. Read more

    Statement of the Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov: Closing of the Seventh Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption

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    World's largest anti-corruption event ends, calls for a future free of this "poisonous crime"

    Closing of the Seventh Session of the Conference of the States Parties (COSP7) to the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) stresses how anti-corruption efforts can protect the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and on handing the baton over to the Eighth Session, to be held in Dubai, in 2019.

    Vienna, 10 November 2017 (UN Information Service) - "We all have a duty to speak out against corruption wherever it occurs, so that the future is free of this poisonous crime," Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov said today. Read more

    COSP7 event on sports corruption looks to international organizations for answers

    VIENNA, 8 November 2017 (UN Information Service) - "Countries are vital for legislating against sports' corruption, but international organizations also need a voice to show how this crime can be stopped," said session moderator and staff member of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Ronan O'Laoire. Read more

    UNODC develops new animated series to help promote primary-level ethics education

    VIENNA, 8 November 2017 (UN Information Service) - At a major United Nations anti-corruption conference being held this week, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) unveiled a new cartoon campaign to promote ethics and values teaching to primary school children. Based on an animated series, The Zorbs, the campaign tells of an imaginary planet and its inhabitants who overcome a range of challenges thanks to core values and skills as promoted under the organization's Education for Justice (E4J) initiative. The E4J initiative is a key component of UNODC's Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration with funding from Qatar. Read more

    Factsheet 2

    Mechanism for the Review of Implementation of the Convention against Corruption

    VIENNA, 8 November 2017 (UN Information Service) - The commitment of States to prevent and combat corruption at the global level is demonstrated by the successful operation of the review of implementation of the Convention against Corruption. The establishment and successful operation of this effective intergovernmental process is a significant achievement. Read more

    Factsheet 1

    Combating corruption to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

    VIENNA, 7 November 2017 (UN Information Service) - More than 1,600 participants are in Vienna this week for the world's largest anti-corruption gathering. The Seventh Session of the Conference of the States Parties (COSP7) to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) is being held from 6-10 November 2017.

    The United Nations Convention against Corruption, adopted 14 years ago, is the only legally binding universal anti-corruption instrument. Read more

    Special event on "The elephant in the room: addressing corruption linked to wildlife crime - Remarks of the Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov

    VIENNA, 6 November 2017 (UN Information Service) - My thanks for coming to this important discussion.

    I am also very glad that my colleague John Scanlon, Secretary General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), is with us today. Read more

    Links between corruption and wildlife crime highlighted at UN anti-corruption conference

    VIENNA, 6 November 2017 (UN Information Service) - The Secretariat of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) spearheaded a number of events at the 7th session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC CoSP7, Vienna, 6-10 November 2017) to encourage Parties to both conventions to tackle the corruption associated with illicit wildlife trade. Read more

    Corruption hits the most vulnerable hardest, says UN Secretary-General António Guterres in message to UN Anti-corruption conference

    VIENNA, 6 November (UN Information Service) - Although corruption can strike anywhere, I have seen how it hits the poor, the weak, and the most vulnerable, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a message today read by UNODC's Executive Director at the opening of CoSP7. Read more

    Remarks of the Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov to the seventh session:

    VIENNA, 6 November 2017 (UN Information Service) - Welcome to the seventh session of the Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

    With 183 States parties, this UN treaty is a remarkable universal, legally binding instrument to fight corruption, promote accountability and support progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more

    Message from the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to the Conference of State Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption

    VIENNA, 6 November (UN Information Service) - My warmest greetings to the Seventh Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption.

    Corruption can strike anywhere. I have seen how corruption hits the poor, the weak and the most vulnerable of all. It can deny people access to health services, schools and economic opportunities. It can deny them hope of a better future. Read more

    World's biggest anti-corruption conference takes place in Vienna

    VIENNA, 3 November 2017 (UN Information Service) - More than 1,600 participants will meet in Vienna this month to discuss efforts to tackle corruption around the world, at the Seventh Session of the Conference of the States Parties (COSP7) to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). UNCAC was adopted 14 years ago and is the only legally binding universal anti-corruption instrument. The guardian of the Convention is the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and, every two years, States Parties to the Convention meet to review implementation of the Convention and discuss how States can better tackle corruption. Read more

    Preventing corruption, wildlife crime and sports integrity among topics to be discussed at anti-corruption conference in Vienna

    VIENNA, 23 October (UN Information Service) - The Seventh Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) - COSP7 will be held at the Vienna International Centre from 6 to 10 November 2017. Preventing corruption, international cooperation in asset recovery and sports integrity will be among the topics to be discussed. Read more