Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption

The Conference of the States Parties (COSP) is the main policy-making body of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. It supports States parties and signatories in their implementation of the Convention, and gives policy guidance to UNODC to develop and implement anti-corruption activities.

The Conference was established, as per article 63 of the Convention:
• To improve the capacity of States to implement the Convention;
• To enhance cooperation among States in achieving the objectives of the Convention; and
• To promote and review the implementation of the Convention.

The Conference meets every two years and adopts resolutions and decisions in furtherance of its mandate.

Regular sessions of the Conference
 

Seventh session

­ 6-10 November 2017

Documentation

Sixth session

2-6 November 2015

Documentation

Resolutions & Decisions

Fifth session

25-29 November 2013

Documentation

Resolutions & Decisions

Fourth session

24-28 October 2011

Documentation

Resolutions & Decisions

Third session

9-13 November 2009

Documentation

Resolutions & Decisions

Second session

28 Jan -1 Feb 2008

Documentation

Resolutions & Decisions

First session

10-14 December 2006

Documentation

Resolutions & Decisions

 

All States that have ratified the Convention are part of the Conference, while signatories, non-signatories, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations can apply for observer status at its sessions.

The Conference has created subsidiary bodies, operating under its mandate, to assist in carrying out its work. They are meant to advise the Conference and make recommendations to help deliver its mandate (in accordance with article 63, paragraph 7 of the Convention).

Working Group on Prevention Implementation Review Group Working Group on Asset Recovery expert meeting on international cooperation