Technical Guide to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption

The present Technical Guide is the product of a joint project which was carried out by the Division for Treaty Affairs of UNODC, under the supervision of Mr. Dimitri Vlassis, and the Justice, Protection and Ethics Unit of UNICRI, under the overall supervision of Ms. Angela Patrignani. The Technical Guide benefited from two Expert Group Meetings, held in Turin in May 2006 and in Vienna in September 2006, as well as by further work carried out by UNODC experts in Vienna.


The objective of the present Guide is to lay out a range of policy options and considerations that each State Party needs, or may wish, to take into account in national efforts geared towards implementation of the Convention. The Guide primarily focuses on the provision to anti-corruption practitioners and authorities of relevant technical advice, tools and examples of good practices to make the articles of the Convention operational. In this sense, it complements the Legislative Guide for the Implementation of the Convention which was drafted for use mainly by legislators and policymakers in States preparing themselves for the ratification and implementation of the Convention. Therefore the two Guides have to be considered jointly.

  • The present Technical Guide will become available in all official United Nations languages in due course.
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