The Implementation Review Group is a subsidiary body of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption. It is responsible for having an overview of the review process and consider technical assistance requirements for the effective implementation of the Convention.
In 2016, the Group adopted a multi-year workplan for its analytical work, covering the period from 2017 to 2019. This workplan dedicates each session and resumed session of the Group to a particular topic. The Group holds one session and a maximum of two resumed sessions per year, during which time participants are able to share information on the country reviews and discuss substantive issues related to the reviews and to technical assistance.
Through its resolution 3/1 and the terms of reference for the Mechanism, the Conference established the Implementation Review Group as an open-ended intergovernmental group of States parties, which operates under the authority of and reports to the Conference. The terms of reference set forth that:
42. The Implementation Review Group shall be an open-ended intergovernmental group of States parties. It shall operate under the authority of and report to the Conference.
43. The Implementation Review Group shall hold meetings at least once a year in Vienna.
44. The functions of the Implementation Review Group shall be to have an overview of the review process in order to identify challenges and good practices and to consider technical assistance requirements in order to ensure effective implementation of the Convention. The thematic implementation report shall serve as the basis for the analytical work of the Implementation Review Group. On the basis of its deliberations, the Implementation Review Group shall submit recommendations and conclusions to the Conference for its consideration and approval.