Working Groups established by the Conference of the Parties

Open-ended Intergovernmental Meeting to Explore All Options Regarding an Appropriate and Effective Review Mechanism for UNTOC and the Protocols thereto

The first session of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Meeting to Explore All Options Regarding an Appropriate and Effective Review Mechanism for UNTOC and the Protocols thereto will take place in Vienna from 28 to 30 September 2015.

Working Group on the Smuggling of Migrants

  • First session , Vienna, 30 May-1 June 2012
  • Second session, Vienna, 11-13 November 2013.
  • The third session of the Working Group on the Smuggling of Migrants will take place in Vienna from 18 to 20 November 2015

Working Group on Firearms

  • Second session, Vienna, 26 to 28 May 2014
  • First session , Vienna, 21-22 May 2012
  • The third session of the Working Group on Firearms will take place in Vienna on 9 June 2015

Working Group on the Review of the Implementation of the Organized Crime Convention and the Protocols Thereto

Additional information regarding the review of the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols thereto

Working Group on Trafficking in Persons

  • First session , Vienna, 14-15 April 2009
  • Second session , Vienna, 27-29 January 2010
  • Third session, Vienna, 19 October 2010; the session took place during the fifth session of the Conference of the Parties.
  • Fourth session, Vienna, 10-12 October 2011
  • Fifth session, Vienna, 6-8 November 2013
  • The sixth session of the Working Group on Trafficking in Persons will take place in Vienna from 16 to 18 November 2015

Working Group on International Cooperation

  • First session, Vienna, 11-12 October 2006; the session took place during the third session of the Conference of the Parties.
  • Second session, Vienna, 8-10 October 2008; the session took place during the fourth session of the Conference of the Parties.
  • Third session, Vienna, 20-21 October 2010, the session took place during the fifth session of the Conference of the Parties.
  • Fourth session, Vienna, 15-16 and 18 October 2012;  the session took place during the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties. A joint discussion on cultural property by the Working Group on Technical Assistance and the Working Group on International Cooperation took place on 18 October 2012.
  • Fifth session; Vienna, 8-9 October 2014; the session took place during the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties.

Working Group of Government Experts on Technical Assistance

  • First session, Vienna, 16-17 October 2006; the session took place during the third session of the Conference of the Parties.
  • Second session, Vienna, 3-5 October 2007
  • Third session, Vienna, 15-16 October 2008; the session took place during the fourth session of the Conference of the Parties.
  • Fourth session, Vienna, 1-2 October 2009
  • Fifth session, Vienna, 19-20 October 2010; the session took place during the fifth session of the Conference of the Parties.
  • Sixth session, Vienna, 17-18 October 2012; the session took place during the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties. A joint discussion on cultural property by the Working Group on Technical Assistance and the Working Group on International Cooperation took place on 18 October 2012.
  • Seventh session, Vienna, 28-30 October 2013
  • Eight session ; Vienna, 6-7 October 2014; the session took place during the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties.