The 10th session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, USA from 11-15 December 2023.
To showcase civil society’s contribution to the fight against corruption, the United States, UNODC and the UNCAC Coalition are convening the first-ever Anti-Corruption Civil Society Forum on Sunday 10 December, from 11:45 AM to 5:00 PM EST. This forum will provide a platform to highlight the essential role civil society plays in anti-corruption efforts and explore the most pressing anti-corruption issues faced by governments and civil society alike. It will explore ways governments can involve civil society in UNCAC implementation – both at the national level and in multilateral bodies – and address current challenges hindering effective implementation. The Civil Society Forum will be open to all interested NGOs, International Organizations, and States Parties.
In addition to this forum, an Academic Symposium will take place on 9 December, from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST, fostering discussions among academia, young scholars, and anti-corruption experts. This event will enable the exchange of knowledge and best practices in anti-corruption education and research, identifying tangible opportunities for collaboration between academia, youth, and decision-makers to advance the fight against corruption. Furthermore, the United States will host Young Changemakers Event, an event celebrating and uplifting students and young activists engaged in these matters, on 10 December from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST.
To participate in these events, a CoSP10 accreditation is not necessary. Additional information, including for the pre-COSP events, are available on the host country’s Conference website: https://cosp10.us/
Host country’s official conference website: https://cosp10.us/
UNODC’s official website for CoSP10: https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/corruption/COSP/session10.html
UNODC’s guidance note on NGO participation at CoSP: https://www.unodc.org/documents/treaties/UNCAC/COSP/session8/Guidance_note_participation_of_NGOs_in_COSP_and_subsidiary_bodies.pdf
UNCAC Coalition’s website: https://uncaccoalition.org/cosp10/