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.

Sessions of the Working Group on Prevention
Thirteenth session

15-17 June 2022
Vienna, Austria

Twelfth session

14 - 18 Jun 2021
In person and online

Eleventh session

31 Aug – 2 Sep 2020
In person and online

Tenth session

4 - 6 Sep 2019
Vienna, Austria

Ninth session

5 - 7 Sep 2018
Vienna, Austria

Eighth session

21 - 23 Aug 2017
Vienna, Austria

Seventh session

22 - 24 Aug 2016
Vienna, Austria

Sixth session

31 Aug - 2 Sep 2015
Vienna, Austria

Fifth session

8 - 10 Sep 2014
Vienna, Austria

Fourth session

26 - 28 Aug 2013
Vienna, Austria

Third session

27 - 29 Aug 2012
Vienna, Austria

Second session

22 - 24 Aug 2011
Vienna, Austria

First session

13 - 15 Dec 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»