Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Prevention


At its third session, held in Doha from 9 to 13 November 2009, the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption adopted resolution 3/2 entitled "Preventive measures". In that resolution, the Conference decided to establish an interim open-ended intergovernmental working group, in accordance with article 63, paragraph 7, of the Convention, and rule 2, paragraph 2, of the rules of procedure of the Conference of the States Parties, to advise and assist the Conference in the implementation of its mandate on the prevention of corruption.


At its fifth session, held in Panama City from 25 to 29 November 2013, the Conference adopted resolution 5/4 in which it was decided that the Working Group should continue its work to advise and assist the Conference in the implementation of its mandate.

Thematic Compilation of Prevention-related Information

To facilitate the use by States Parties of the information generated during the meetings of the Working Group, the Secretariat has produced a thematic compilation of such information including relevant policies, practices and legislation submitted by States Parties ahead of the meetings of each Working Group, exerts from background reports by the Secretariat, and presentations given during the Working Group sessions.

Please click on the relevant topic below to access the information compiled by the Secretariat in relation to each area.

Article 5: Preventive anti-corruption policies and practices

Article 5: Evaluation of anti-corruption policies and legislation

Article 6: Preventive anti-corruption bodies

Article 7: Conflict of Interest

Article 7: Civil Service recruitment and management systems

Article 7: Measures related to political parties and election candidates

Article 8: Reporting acts of corruption

Article 8: Codes of Conduct

Article 8: Financial Disclosure / Declaration of Assets

Article 9: Management of Public Finances

Article 9: Public Procurement

Article 10: Transparency and Integrity in Public Administration

Article 11: Judicial and Prosecutorial Integrity

Article 12: Private Sector and Public-Private Partnerships

Article 13: Awareness-raising measures and education

Article 13: Access to information

Article 13: Publication and Dissemination of Information on Corruption

Article 13: Participation of civil society

Article 14: Prevention of money-laundering