Safeguarding Sport from Corruption and Crime

UNODC’s work in the area of corruption and crime in sport was mandated by the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption through the adoption of two resolutions by over 180 States parties, namely:

  • Resolution 8/4 on Safeguarding Sport from Corruption, adopted by the Conference at its Eighth Session, in Abu Dhabi, from 16 to 20 December 2019.
  • Resolution 7/8 on corruption in sport, adopted by the Conference at its Seventh Session, in Vienna, from 6 to 10 November 2017.

These resolutions set out the key issues that need to be addressed to tackle the problem of corruption in sport and outline the actions that States parties have committed to taking in order to do so.

The text of both resolutions can be found here.

Additional information about UNODC’s work can be found under the four tabs below. For more information about the Programme and to find our contact information, please see under About and Contact.

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The text of the resolution "Safeguarding Sport from Corruption", adopted in 2019, and "Corruption in sport", adopted in 2017, be found under this section.

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Here you will find information on latest activities and initiatives related to corruption in sport which UNODC is involved in.

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Here you can access tools and guides related to fighting corruption in sport.

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Here you can read more about UNODC’s partnerships.

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Please do not hesitate to contact us directly in case of any questions or enquiries.


Here you can read more about UNODC’s Programme on Safeguarding Sport from Corruption and Crime