Special events are meetings, presentations or panel discussions on topics that are relevant to the work of the Conference of the States Parties (CoSP) to the United Nations Convention against Corruption and that are held outside the formal proceedings. Whilst the organization of these meetings is coordinated and facilitated by the secretariat, the sole responsibility for the content of these events (including promotional materials and the events themselves) as well as for the related technical arrangements rests with the organizers.
These events are open to registered CoSP10 participants. The links for online participation in each event can be found in the INDICO platform to which registered participants have access.
The organizations of the United Nations system are committed to enabling events in which everyone can participate in an inclusive, respectful and safe manner. Events facilitated by the UN system are guided by the highest ethical and professional standards, and all participants are expected to behave with integrity and respect towards all participants attending or involved in the events.
All times below are Atlanta time (EST). The image indicates the room name and number at the Georgia World Congress Center.
The event will take place on 11 and 12 December 2023. It will bring together the public and private sectors, civil society, academia and youth to discuss the achievements since the adoption of UNCAC and Principle Ten of the UN Global Compact, examine their relevance today and shape the global business integrity agenda.
Organizers: UNODC, UN Global Compact
Co-organizers: Alliance for Integrity, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Basel Institute on Governance, Brazil, BTeam, Center for International Private Enterprise, Honduras, International Bar Association, International Chamber of Commerce, International Federation of Accountants, Maritime Anti-Corruption Network, OECD, the Antiquities Coalition, Transparency International, United States, USAID, World Bank, World Economic Forum
NOTE: The registration for the in-person participation is closed. You can still register for the online broadcast of the Private Sector Forum. If you are already registered for CoSP10, you can also attend the event.
All exhibitions are open for participants.
The opening of the International Anti-Corruption Exhibition “Together against corruption!”, organized by the Russian Federation, will be held in room Miami (A403) on Monday, 11 December 2023, from 14:00 to 14:50.
A discussion on Egypt’s approach in preparing and launching the third phase of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy, starting from the drafting team training through the stakeholder meetings to designing and implementing the monitoring and evaluation system.
Organizer: Administrative Control Authority of Egypt
Organized by UNODC under the auspice of its Programme on Safeguarding Sport from Corruption and Economic Crime, the aim of the special event is to foster a collaborative and strategic approach to tackle corruption, economic crime and wrongdoing in sport effectively.
The event will showcase country experiences in the integration of new information technologies in promoting anti-corruption reforms and particularly safeguarding public finances and will also highlight the important role of SAIs in the prevention of corruption from a regional perspective.
Organizers: Superior Audit Office of the Federation of Mexico, UNDP
Co-organizers: Comptroller General's Office of the Republic of Paraguay, Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions, UNODC
UNCAC calls for “transparency in the funding of candidatures for elected public office and… political parties”. Strong political finance rules protect elections and prevent state capture. The event will examine oversight institutions, CSO good practices, and how states can meet relevant challenges.
Organizer: The Carter Center
Co-organizers: Chile, International Foundation for Electoral Systems, International IDEA, Transparency International
To set the scene for the technical event on Wednesday, this high-level event discusses the impact of corruption in undermining the efforts to address crimes that affect the environment, climate change, and issues related to clean energy and green transition, and proposes responses and solutions.
Organizers: Angola, Basel Institute on Governance, Belgium, Brazil, Environmental Investigation Agency, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, FACT Coalition, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Malawi, Namibia, Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), Nature Crime Alliance, Norway, Pan African Network for the Conservation of Africa's Natural Resources, Peru, Transparency International, UNCAC Coalition, UNDP, UNODC, United States, Wildlife Justice Commission, World Resources Institute, World Wildlife Fund
This event will elaborate on the full set of tools available to hold corrupt actors and their enablers accountable for their actions. Speakers from both government and civil society will highlight how these tools can support local accountability efforts and support anti-corruption advocates.
Organizer: United States Department of State
Cultural racketeering, the looting and trafficking of art and antiquities, is closely connected to corruption and the crimes associated with it. Experts will discuss this issue in the context of UNCAC and showcase Member State experience in tackling this threat head on.
Organizer: The Antiquities Coalition
Numerous global fora aim to advance the anti-corruption agenda and strengthen democracy. Greater collaboration and coordination among them are needed for stronger impact. We aim to enhance coordination, assess achievements and challenges, and prepare for upcoming strategic global events in 2024-25.
Organizers: Brookings Institute, International IDEA, Open Government Partnership, Transparency International
Co-organizers: Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania, United States Department of State
The event brings together organizations and review mechanisms to combine knowledge, strengthen collaboration and remove silos within the international anti-corruption architecture to determine how to efficiently support States in implementing effective and sustainable anti-corruption solutions.
Organizers: European Commission (DG HOME), GRECO, OECD, UNODC
The special event will focus on the imperative of political will in fighting corruption and present concrete examples and success stories of OSCE’s efforts in this area.
Organizer: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
GI-TOC’s 2023 Global Organized Crime Index, published with the support of INL, analyses criminal markets and resilience to crime in all UN Member States. Corruption enables and is enabled by all the Index’s criminal markets, and this event will explore the various links between the phenomena.
Organizer: Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC)
Co-organizer: Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (United States Department of State)
This event will explore how the UNCAC Implementation Review Mechanism can be made more impactful in its current review phase, and how a structured and transparent follow-up process to the recommendations and technical assistance needs identified in the first phase can be established for the second phase.
Organizers: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), UNCAC Coalition
Co-organizers: OECD, Open Government Partnership, United Kingdom (Joint Anti-Corruption Unit, Home Office)
Cooperation among and assistance between States on investigative and prosecutorial strategies to combat corruption has advanced significantly. This special event will consider how lessons learned may be applied in global judicial terms: a standing and specialized international anti-corruption court.
Organizer: Citizens for Global Solutions