Open-ended Intergovernmental Meeting to Explore All Options Regarding an Appropriate and Effective Review Mechanism for UNTOC and the Protocols thereto

28-30 September 2015, Vienna

In resolution 7/1 entitled "Strengthening the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols Thereto," the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime inter alia underlined that the review of the implementation of the Convention and the Protocols thereto is an ongoing and gradual process and that it is necessary to explore all options regarding an appropriate and effective mechanism to assist the Conference in that review.

The Conference requested the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to convene an intergovernmental meeting to include government officials with practical expertise related to the implementation of the Convention and its Protocols.


The first session of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Meeting to Explore All Options Regarding an Appropriate and Effective Review Mechanism for UNTOC and the Protocols thereto, was held in Vienna, Austria, from 28 to 30 September 2015.

Meeting documentation

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  Information Note for Participants pdf pdf  pdf       
CTOC/COP/WG.8/2015/INF/1/Rev.1  List of Participants List of Participants
CTOC/COP/WG.8/2015/1 Provisional Agenda Available Languages
CTOC/COP/WG.8/2015/2 Compilation of comments and views received from States on all options regarding an appropriate and effective review mechanism for the United Nations Convention against
Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols thereto
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CTOC/COP/WG.8/2015/3 Report of the Chair on the open-ended intergovernmental
meeting to explore all options regarding an appropriate and effective review mechanism for the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols thereto held in Vienna from 28 to 30 September 2015
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CTOC/COP/WG.8/2015/CRP.1 Methods employed by existing global implementation review mechanisms English Only
CTOC/COP/WG.8/2015/CRP.2 Information-gathering and reviewing implementation English Only
CTOC/COP/WG.8/2015/CRP.3 Five Years of UNCAC Reviews - What have we learned?

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CTOC/COP/2014/CRP.2 Food for thought on the establishment of a mechanism to review the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols thereto

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