2–6 November, 2015
The Sixth Conference of the States Parties
to the United Nations Convention against Corruption

St. Petersburg

About the Conference

оонThe Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption has been established to improve cooperation between the States Parties in order to achieve the objectives set by the Convention and to promote and review its implementation. 

The UN Convention against Corruption was adopted on October 31, 2003 and entered into force on December 14, 2005. The Convention pursues the following objectives: 
  • To promote and strengthen measures to prevent and combat corruption more efficiently and effectively 
  • To promote, facilitate, and support international cooperation and technical assistance to prevent and combat corruption, including the adoption of asset recovery measures
  • To promote integrity, accountability, and proper management of public affairs and public property affairs and public property 
In acceding to the Convention, the States Parties have assumed obligations to implement anti-corruption measures in their legislation, state institutions, and law enforcement.

The Conference adopts decisions and resolutions regulating the procedures and rules for activities aimed at accomplishing the Convention’s objectives, including exchange of information on corruption patterns and on successful practices for combatting corruption, and recommendations to the States Parties.Sessions of the Conference are held once every two years. Representatives of the States Parties attend the sessions. The delegations include heads and representatives of government agencies responsible for preventing and combatting corruption. International organizations and NGOs are also invited to attend.The Conferences are accompanied by various additional events, such as conferences and workshops on international legal issues.

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