Open-ended Working Group of Government Experts on Technical assistance, Vienna, Austria, 16 - 17 October 2006

 

In its decision 2/6, the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, bearing in mind that matters relating to technical assistance should be addressed primarily by the Conference of the Parties, decided to establish an open-ended interim working group, chaired by a member of the bureau, in accordance with article 32, paragraph 3, of the Convention, and rule 2, paragraph 2, of the rules of procedure of the Conference of the Parties, to advise and assist the Conference in the implementation of its mandate on technical assistance.

According to that decision, the working group would review needs for technical assistance in order to assist the Conference of the Parties on the basis of the information provided by States in their responses to the questionnaires submitted by the Secretariat on compliance with the Convention and the Protocols; provide guidance on priorities based on multi-year programmes approved by the Conference and its directives; take into consideration, as appropriate and readily available, information on technical assistance activities of the Secretariat, as well as of States, and on projects and priorities of States, other entities of the United Nations system and international organizations, in the areas covered by the Convention and its Protocols; and facilitate mobilization of potential resources.

In accordance with decision 2/6, the working group met for the first time at the third session of the Conference of the Parties to carry out its interssessional work.

The recommendations of the working group were adopted by the Conference of the Parties, and are contained in its decision 3/4 entitled "Recommendations of the open-ended interim working group of government experts on technical assistance".

Meeting documents

Documents considered at the meeting can be accessed on the documents page of the third session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Translational Organized Crime.

 

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CTOC/COP/2006/9

Working paper prepared by the Secretariat on technical assistance