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    UNIS/MA/259
    14 October 2019

    Media Advisory

    World's biggest anti-corruption gathering to meet in Abu Dhabi in December

    Media Accreditation opens for eighth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption in Abu Dhabi, 16 to 20 December 2019

    VIENNA, 14 October (UN Information Service) - The eighth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) - COSP8 - will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 16 to 20 December 2019. The Conference is expected to discuss a wide range of topcis, including preventing and combating corruption, the review of the implementation of the Convention  by States, asset recovery, technical assistance and preparations for the special session of the General Assembly against corruption, to be held in 2021. 

    The high-level opening will be addressed by the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov.

    The United Nations Convention against Corruption is the only legally binding universal anti-corruption instrument. Every two years the States Parties to the Convention meet to review the implementation of the Convention and discuss ways to improve cooperation between States parties to achieve the Convention's objectives. More than one thousand participants, including many high-level participants, are expected to attend from governments, regional and intergovernmental organizations, civil society, and the media.

    Media representatives wishing to cover the conference are advised to apply for accreditation in advance of the session by contacting the Accreditation Office of the United Nations Information Service Vienna by writing to press.vienna[at]un.org. There will be the possibility for onsite registration at the Press Registration Counter at the conference venue, the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Criteria for media accreditation and information on what documents are required are available on the UNIS website: http://www.unis.unvienna.org/unis/en/media/media_accreditation.html  

    Media facilities, including a press centre and a press briefing room will be available in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

    Media Advisory in Arabic (PDF)

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    For enquiries about media accreditation please contact:

    Veronika Crowe-Mayerhofer
    Information Assistant, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-3342
    Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-3342
    Email: press.vienna[at]un.org

    For further information about the conference facilities and briefings for the media please contact:

    Anne Thomas
    Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5588
    Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-5588
    Email: anne.thomas[at]un.org

    More information for the media is available at: http://www.unis.unvienna.org/unis/en/events/2019/cosp8.html

    Conference website of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC): https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/corruption/COSP/session8.html

    Conference website of the Host Country: http://8cosp.ae/

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