Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Prevention

Ninth Session (Vienna, 5-7 September 2018)

Please note that the meeting will now start at 3pm on 5 September and will finish at 6pm on 7 September 2018 !


General Information
CU 2018/284 (A) Generic Note Verbale (A)
CU 2018/284 (B) Generic Note Verbale (B)
  Information Note for Participants
  List of Participants   - -

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­­ Thematic Compilation of Prevention-related Information



Document Symbol Topic
CAC/COSP/WG.4/2018/1/REV.1 Annotated provisional agenda and proposed organization of work
CAC/COSP/WG.4/2018/2 Conflicts of interest (art. 7, para. 4; and art. 8, para. 5)
CAC/COSP/WG.4/2018/3* Use and effectiveness of asset declaration systems (art. 8, para. 5)
CAC/COSP/WG.4/2018/4 Report on the status of implementation of resolutions 7/5 and 7/6
CAC/COSP/WG.4/2018/5 Report on the 9th meeting of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on the Prevention of Corruption (Vienna, 5-7 September 2018)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: For reasons of economy, documentation for the session will be printed in limited quantities. Delegates are therefore requested to bring their own copies to the session.
MESSAGE IMPORTANT: Pour des raisons économiques, la documentation de la session sera imprimée en quantité limitée. Les délégués sont invités à se munir de leurs propres documents lors de la session.


Information provided by States parties and signatories in advance of the meeting

The Working Group had recommended at its second intersessional meeting that in advance of each future meeting of the Working Group, States parties should be invited to share their experiences of implementing the provisions under consideration, preferably by using the self-assessment checklist and including, where possible, successes, challenges, technical assistance needs, and lessons learned in implementation (CAC/COSP/WG.4/2011/4, paragraph 12).

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime therefore sought the cooperation of all States parties and signatories to the Convention in providing pertinent information on their relevant initiatives and practices to the Secretariat in relation to the topics for discussion at the ninth intersessional Working Group meeting:

(a) Preventing and managing conflicts of interest (art. 7, para. 4);

(b) Asset and interest disclosure systems (art. 8, para. 5)

Below the Secretariat produces copies of all of the information provided by States parties and signatories in advance of this meeting.


Note Verbale CU 2018 65 inviting contributions:

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Follow-up Note Verbale CU 2018 133:

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Guidance Note (Annex I):

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Contributions received
  1. Algeria French
  2. Argentina Spanish
  3. Armenia English
  4. Austria English
  5. Belgium French
  6. Bolivia Spanish
  7. Bosnia and Herzegovina English
  8. Brazil English
  9. Burundi French
  10. Chile Spanish
  11. China Chinese
  12. Cuba Spanish
  13. Cyprus English
  14. Czech Republic English
  15. Egypt Arabic
  16. El Salvador Spanish
  17. France French
  18. Georgia English
  19. Germany English
  20. Greece English
  21. Guatemala Spanish
  22. Hungary English
  23. Indonesia English
  24. Israel English
  25. Italy English
  26. Japan English
  27. Jordan Arabic
  28. Kiribati English
  29. Kuwait Arabic
  30. Lithuania English
  31. Madagascar French
  32. Mauritius English
  33. Montenegro English
  34. Nepal English
  35. Norway English
  36. Oman Arabic
  37. Panama Spanish
  38. Peru Spanish
  39. Poland English
  40. Portugal English
  41. Romania English
  42. Russian Federation Russian
  43. Saudi ArabiaArabic
  44. Serbia English
  45. Sierra Leone English
  46. Singapore English
  47. Slovakia English
  48. Slovenia English
  49. Switzerland French
  50. Turkey English
  51. United States of America English


Panel 1: Preventing and managing conflicts of interest (art. 7, para. 4)


Preventing and managing conflicts of interest (article 7, paragraph 4, of the United Nations Convention against Corruption)

Mr. Constantine Palicarsky


Thematic discussion on preventing and managing conflict of interest (art.7, para. 4, of UNCAC)

Ms. Marina Micunovic


Preventing Conflicts of Interest in the U.S. Federal Executive Branch

Mr. Christopher Swartz


Managing Conflicts of Interest

Ms.Felicitas Neuhaus

New Zealand

New Zealand’s experience with conflicts of interest

Mr. Goddard

Panel 2: Asset and interest disclosure systems (art. 8, para. 5)


Asset and interest disclosure systems (article 8, paragraph 5, of the United Nations Convention against Corruption)

Mr. Tim Steele

Russian Federation

Disclosure of information aboutpublic officialsin theRussian Federation

Mr. Kiril Groshikov


New Challenges in the Asset and Interest Disclosure System of Argentina

Ms. Ana Carina Larocca


Asset DeclarationIn Malaysia

Mr. Shamshun Baharin bin Mohd Jamil


Systems for interest and asset disclosure: GRECO’s standards and practice

Mr.Lioubov Samokhina