Conference of the Parties to the Organized Crime Convention

Information gathering under the Organized Crime Convention

Article 32 of the Organized Crime Convention

1.A Conference of the Parties to the Convention is hereby established to improve the capacity of States Parties to combat transnational organized crime and to promote and review the implementation of this Convention.

2. The Secretary-General of the United Nations shall convene the Conference of the Parties not later than one year following the entry into force of this Convention. The Conference of the Parties shall adopt rules of procedure and rules governing the activities set forth in paragraphs 3 and 4 of this article (including rules concerning payment of expenses incurred in carrying out those activities).

3. The Conference of the Parties shall agree upon mechanisms for achieving the objectives mentioned in paragraph 1 of this article, including: (a) Facilitating activities by States Parties under articles 29, 30 and 31 of this Convention, including by encouraging the mobilization of voluntary contributions; (b) Facilitating the exchange of information among States Parties on patterns and trends in transnational organized crime and on successful practices for combating it; (c) Cooperating with relevant international and regional organizations and non-governmental organizations; (d) Reviewing periodically the implementation of this Convention; (e) Making recommendations to improve this Convention and its implementation.

4. For the purpose of paragraphs 3(d) and (e) of this article, the Conference of the Parties shall acquire the necessary knowledge of the measures taken by States Parties in implementing this Convention and the difficulties encountered by them in doing so through information provided by them and through such supplemental review mechanisms as may be established by the Conference of the Parties.

5. Each State Party shall provide the Conference of the Parties with information on its programmes, plans and practices, as well as legislative and administrative measures to implement this Convention, as required by the Conference of the Parties.


The SHERLOC (Sharing Electronic Resources and Laws On Crime) knowledge management portal was developed by UNODC to facilitate the dissemination of information regarding the implementation of the Organized Crime Convention and its three Protocols. SHERLOC hosts:

  • A case law database
  • A legislation database
  • A bibliographic database
  • A database on Treaties
  • A database on Strategies
  • The directory of competent national authorities (CNA Directory)
  • The legislative guide for the implementation of the Organized Crime Convention and the Protocols thereto