The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) established, at its ninth session held on 15-19 October 2018, a review mechanism for the implementation of UNTOC and its Protocols by adopting resolution 9/1 entitled Establishment of the Mechanism for the Review of the Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols thereto to which the Procedures and Rules for the Functioning of the Mechanism for the Review of the Implementation of the UNTOC and the Protocols thereto was annexed.
The Conference of the Parties to UNTOC ( COP) adopted, at its tenth session held in Vienna from 12 to 16 October 2020, resolution 10/1 entitled Launch of the review process of the Mechanism for the Review of the Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols thereto. In this resolution, the Conference inter alia adopted the self-assessment questionnaires for the review of the implementation of the Convention and the Protocols thereto, the guidelines for conducting the country reviews and the blueprints for the lists of observations and their summaries and decided to launch the first review phase of the review process in accordance with the thematic clusters of UNTOC and the Protocols and multi-year workplan of the mechanism appended to the Procedures and rules of the mechanism.
The UNTOC Review Mechanism is a peer review process that will support States parties to the Convention and the Protocols in the effective implementation of these instruments, as well as help States parties to identify and substantiate specific needs for technical assistance and to promote international cooperation.
The Global Programme for the Review Mechanism is grateful for the support of the following donors: