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 was 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).

Meeting Guidelines

Meeting Documentation

Topic

Annotated provisional agenda

List of Participants

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

Report on the meeting of the Working Group on International Cooperation held in Vienna on 25 and 26 March 2021

Avaliable Languages

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Relevant Documentation

Topic

The use and role of joint investigative bodies in combating transnational organized crime. Background paper prepared by the Secretariat 

International cooperation involving special investigative techniques. Background paper prepared by the Secretariat

 

 

Report on the meeting of the Working Group on International Cooperation held in Vienna on 7 and 8 July 2020

 

Comments of States parties on the outcome of the eleventh meeting of the Working Group on International Cooperation (Vienna, 7–8 July 2020) - Note by the Secretariat

Available Languages

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Statements

Presentations by expert panellists

Stefano Opilio (Italy)
The impact of COVID-19 on international cooperation in criminal matters

Statements received after the meeting