Travaux Préparatoires of the negotiations for the elaboration of the United Nations Convention against Corruption

The present publication contains the travaux préparatoires (official records) of the negotiations for the elaboration of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, adopted by the General Assembly in its resolution 58/4 of 31 October 2003.


The purpose of the publication is to track the progress of the negotiations in the open-ended intergovernmental Ad Hoc Committee for the Negotiation of a Convention against Corruption, which was established by the General Assembly in its resolution 55/61 of 4 December 2000, with terms of reference that were taken note of by the Assembly in its resolution 56/260 of 31 January 2002. It is intended to provide a comprehensive picture of the background to the Convention and, by presenting the evolution of the text, to give the reader an understanding of the issues confronted by the Ad Hoc Committee and the solutions it found. Thus, this publication is intended to provide a better, in-depth understanding of the Convention.

  • The present Travaux Préparatoires of the negotiations for the elaboration of the United Nations Convention against Corruption will become available in all official United Nations languages in due course.
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