NGO Briefing during the UNCAC IRG Session on 7 September 2021

26 July 2021 –

On 7 September, 13:15-15:00 Vienna Time, the yearly NGO Briefing will take place on the margins of the resumed 12th session of the UNCAC Implementation Review Group (the UNCAC IRG). 

During the briefing, the UNCAC secretariat will discuss: 

  • the work of the UNCAC IRG;
  • the performance of the UNCAC review mechanism,
  • and the latest UNODC reports on the implementation of UNCAC chapter II (Preventive measures) and chapter V (Asset recovery). 

NGOs are encouraged to provide updates, individually or collectively, on their activities and contributions to the implementation of the UNCAC.  Find the agenda of the upcoming NGO briefing here

The briefing will be open to: 

  • relevant NGOs with consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (NGOs with ECOSOC status)
  • Other relevant NGOs, which have been admitted to participate as observers in the 8th session of the UNCAC CoSP that took place in Abu Dhabi in 2019. 

How to confirm your attendance

UNODC has sent out invitations to the above-mentioned categories of NGOs that are eligible to attend the briefing. Please check your inboxes for such an invitation in case you fall under one of these categories. 

Qualified organisations need to send the following confirmation to UNODC :

  • An official letter indicating the representatives of the organization’s delegation who wish to participate in the briefing
    • It should include the following information:
      (a) Name(s);
      (b) Title(s);
      (c) Contact details including individual email addresses, which will be used to grant and verify virtual access to the briefing and, for those participating in person, for contact tracing purposes if needed;
      (d) A clear indication of whether the participant(s) will attend in person or online.

      The official letter should be sent no later than 27 August 2021 (no additional registrations will be accepted after that date) to the secretariat of the Conference of the Parties, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, P.O. Box 500, 1400 Vienna, Austria, fax: +43 1 26060 5848 or an advance scanned copy to the following email address: email hidden; JavaScript is required.

      Please note that only scanned copies of official letters will be accepted by email. Participants are advised to regularly consult the website of the resumed twelfth session of the Implementation Review Group for updated information regarding the registration process. The secretariat will continue to monitor the situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic and will provide timely updates with respect to any necessary changes.

The briefing is scheduled to be held in person at the Vienna International Centre, with the possibility of remote participation via Microsoft Teams. One participant of each organisation will be allowed to participate in person; up to three participants per organisation online. 

The deadline for the submission of confirmations of attendance as well as of written comments for invited NGOs will be 27 August 2021.

In case you have any questions, please reach out to
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