Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Prevention

The Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on the Prevention of Corruption, called the " Working Group on Prevention" is a subsidiary body of the Conference of the States Parties. It is responsible for advising and assisting the Conference in regard to preventive measures under chapter II of the Convention against Corruption.

Since its establishment in 2009, the Working Group on Prevention has held one meeting per year during which its participants exchange information and experiences, present actions taken by States parties, discuss specific substantive topics as well as the implementation of resolutions dealing with the prevention of corruption, and take recommendations to be presented to the Conference.


Eleventh Session

31 August – 2 September 2020
In-person and virtual format

Tenth Session

4-6 September 2019
Vienna, Austria

Ninth Session

5-7 September 2018
Vienna, Austria

Eighth Session

21-23 August 2017
Vienna, Austria

Seventh Session

22-24 August 2016
Vienna, Austria

Sixth Session

31 August - 2 September 2015 Vienna, Austria

Fifth Session

8-10 September 2014
Vienna, Austria

Fourth Session

26-28 August 2013
Vienna, Austria

Third Session

27-29 August 2012
Vienna, Austria

Second Session

22-24 August 2011
Vienna, Austria

First Session

13-15 December 2010
Vienna, Austria

Background and Mandates

The Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption adopted at its third session resolution 3/2 entitled "Preventive measures". In that resolution, the Conference decided to establish an interim open-ended intergovernmental working on prevention. Read more»

Thematic Compilation of Prevention-related Information

The thematic pages are a compilation of the information and material submitted by States parties ahead of the meetings of the Working Group on Prevention, excerpts from background reports or publications by the Secretariat, and presentations given during the Working Group sessions. They include relevant policies, practices and legislation as well as further resource material.Read more»

For improved search- and user-friendliness, the compilation is clustered by article and sub-topic of the Convention.


Preventive anti-corruption policies and practices

Evaluation of anti-corruption policies and legislation


Preventive anti-corruption bodies


Conflict of interest

Civil service recruitment and management systems

Measures related to political parties and election candidates


Reporting acts of corruption

Codes of conduct

Financial disclosure / declaration of assets


Management of public finances

Public procurement


Transparency and integrity in public administration


Judicial and prosecutorial integrity


Private sector and public-private partnerships


Awareness-raising measures and education

Access to information

Publication and dissemination of information on corruption

Participation of civil society


Prevention of money-laundering

Integrity in sports