Working Group on International Cooperation

Vienna, Austria, 25 and 26 March 2021

 In its decision 3/2, entitled "Implementation of the provisions on international cooperation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime", the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime decided that an open-ended working group on international cooperation would be a constant element of the Conference.

Furthermore, in its resolution 8/1, entitled “Enhancing the effectiveness of central authorities in international cooperation in criminal matters to counter transnational organized crime”, the Conference encouraged States parties to facilitate the active participation of central authorities in the relevant meetings of the Conference and its working groups, particularly the Working Group on International Cooperation, to share good practices and lessons learned with respect to international cooperation and to strengthen relationships among government experts, especially practitioners.

Also in its resolution 9/3, entitled “Implementation of the provisions on international cooperation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime”, the Conference of the Parties endorsed relevant recommendations of the Working Group, requesting States parties to continue their efforts to facilitate the active participation of central authorities and law enforcement in the relevant meetings of the Conference and its working groups, in particular the Working Group on International Cooperation.

 

The twelfth session of the Working Group on International Cooperation will be held on 25 and 26 March 2021 in Vienna, Austria and in hybrid format (see approved meeting format below).

 

Registration - Introducing the INDICO event registration system (available only in English)

Starting at the end of 2020, a new registration management platform called INDICO will be used for meetings of UNODC intergovernmental bodies.

The Secretariat will provide the links to register for the respective events via INDICO to all invitees.

All designated participants have to submit their registration form in INDICO, attaching the Permanent Mission’s note verbale/Organization’s official communication with the composition of its delegation to the respective meeting.

For this, participants have to create an account in INDICO with their personal email address. Once an account has been created, participants can register for all UN system wide events where INDICO is already used (e.g. UN Geneva).

Guidelines to participating in a meeting with remote simultaneous interpretation

Important Updates

Approved meeting format and organization of work
Meeting Documentation
Topic

Annotated provisional agenda

Impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on international cooperation in criminal matters. Background paper prepared by the Secretariat

 

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