Open-ended intergovernmental expert meetings to enhance international cooperation under the UNCAC

In its resolution 4/2, entitled "Convening of open-ended intergovernmental expert meetings to enhance international cooperation", adopted at its fourth session which was held in Marrakech, Morocco, from 24 to 28 October 2011, the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption decided to convene open-ended intergovernmental expert meetings on international cooperation to advise and assist it with respect to extradition and mutual legal assistance, and to convene one such meeting during its fifth session and, prior to that, within existing resources, at least one intersessional meeting.

In the same resolution, the Conference also decided that the expert meetings shall perform the following functions: (a) assist it in developing cumulative knowledge in the area of international cooperation; (b) assist it in encouraging cooperation among relevant existing bilateral, regional and multilateral initiatives and contribute to the implementation of the related provisions of the Convention under the guidance of the Conference; (c) facilitate the exchange of experiences among States by identifying challenges and disseminating information on good practices to be followed in order to strengthen capacities at the national level; (d) build confidence and encourage cooperation between requesting and requested States by bringing together relevant competent authorities, anti-corruption bodies and practitioners involved in mutual legal assistance and extradition; and (e) assist the Conference in identifying the capacity-building needs of States.

The Conference further called upon States parties and signatory States to designate a central authority and, as appropriate, local authorities and other governmental experts, to participate in the expert meetings.


Second open-ended intergovernmental expert meeting (Panama City, 25-26 November 2013)

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CU 2013/175 Generic note verbale (States Parties/Signatories) - - -
CAC/COSP/EG.1/2013/1 Annotated Agenda & Organization of work of the 2nd meeting of the EM on International cooperation (Panama City, 25-26 NOVEMBER 2013)
CAC/COSP/EG.1/2013/2 Progress report in implementing the mandates of the Expert Group on International Cooperation: Background document prepared by the Secretariat
CAC/COSP/EG.1/2013/2/CORR.1 Progress report on implementing the mandates of the expert group on international cooperation
Background document prepared by the Secretariat
CAC/COSP/EG.1/2013/3 Report of the 2nd meeting of the EM on International Cooperation (Panama City, 25-26 NOVEMBER 2013)
CAC/COSP/EG.1/2012/2 Report of the first open-ended intergovernmental expert meeting on international cooperation under the UNCAC (Vienna, 22-23 October 2012)

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