Implementation Review Group

The Implementation Review Group is a subsidiary body of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption. It is responsible for having an overview of the review process and consider technical assistance requirements for the effective implementation of the Convention.

In 2016, the Group adopted a multi-year workplan for its analytical work, covering the period from 2017 to 2019. This workplan dedicates each session and resumed session of the Group to a particular topic. The Group holds one session and a maximum of two resumed sessions per year, during which time participants are able to share information on the country reviews and discuss substantive issues related to the reviews and to technical assistance. 


First resumed eleventh session

31 August – 2 September (am)
In-person and virtual format

Eleventh session

29 June 2020
Virtual format

Second resumed tenth session

17-18 December 2019
Abu Dhabi, UAE

First resumed tenth session

2-4 September 2019
Vienna, Austria

Tenth session

27-29 May 2019
Vienna, Austria

Second Resumed Ninth session

12-14 November 2018
Vienna, Austria

First Resumed Ninth session

3-5 September 2018
Vienna, Austria

Ninth Session

4-6 June 2018
Vienna, Austria

Resumed Eighth Session

7-8 November 2017
Vienna, Austria

Eighth Session

19-23 June 2017
Vienna, Austria

Resumed Seventh Session

14-16 November 2016
Vienna, Austria

Seventh Session

20-24 June 2016
Vienna, Austria

Resumed Sixth

3-4 November 2015
St. Petersburg, Russia

Sixth Session

1-5 June 2015
Vienna, Austria

Resumed Fifth

13-15 October 2014
Vienna, Austria

Fifth Session

2-6 June 2014
Vienna, Austria

Resumed Fourth Session

26-27 November 2013
Panama City, Panama

Fourth Session

27-31 May 2013
Vienna, Austria

Resumed Third

14-16 November 2012
Vienna, Austria

Third Session

18-22 June 2012
Vienna, Austria

Continued Resumed Second Session

25 October 2011
Marrakech, Morocco

Resumed Second Session

7 - 9 September 2011
Vienna, Austria

Second Session

30 May - 3 June 2011
Vienna, Austria

Resumed First

29 Nov - 1 Dec 2010
Vienna, Austria

First Session

28 June - 2 July 2010
Vienna, Austria

Background and mandate

Through its resolution 3/1 and the terms of reference for the Mechanism, the Conference established the Implementation Review Group as an open-ended intergovernmental group of States parties, which operates under the authority of and reports to the Conference. The terms of reference set forth that:


42. The Implementation Review Group shall be an open-ended intergovernmental group of States parties. It shall operate under the authority of and report to the Conference.

43. The Implementation Review Group shall hold meetings at least once a year in Vienna.

44. The functions of the Implementation Review Group shall be to have an overview of the review process in order to identify challenges and good practices and to consider technical assistance requirements in order to ensure effective implementation of the Convention. The thematic implementation report shall serve as the basis for the analytical work of the Implementation Review Group. On the basis of its deliberations, the Implementation Review Group shall submit recommendations and conclusions to the Conference for its consideration and approval.