9 October 2009


Major Conference in Doha to Strengthen Global Fight Against Corruption

9-13 November 2009

VIENNA, 9 October 2009 (UN Information Service) - The Third Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) will be held in Doha, Qatar, from 9-13 November. The meeting will review implementation of the world's only universal, legally binding anti-corruption instrument. There will also be expert consultations on the prevention of corruption, the criminalization of corruption, asset recovery, and how to improve the delivery of technical assistance and international cooperation to strengthen integrity. A number of special events will take place to show-case initiatives and good practices that contribute to the fight against corruption.

More than a thousand participants are expected from governments, regional and inter-governmental organizations, civil society, the private sector and the media.

Media representatives wishing to cover the conference are advised to apply for accreditation before or during the session. Forms and criteria are available on:


Starting on Saturday, 7 November 2009, media representatives can receive accreditation in person at the press registration counter located in the Conference Centre of the Sheraton Doha Resort and Convention Hotel. The registration desk will be open from 09:00 hours to 19:00 hours on 7 and 8 November, and from 08:00 hours to 19:00 hours on 9 to 13 November 2009.

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For further information on registration, please contact:

Veronika Crowe-Mayerhofer
Media Accreditation Assistant, UNIS
Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-3342
Facsimile: (+43-1) 26060-7-3342
E-mail: press@unvienna.org
Internet: www.unis.unvienna.org

For information on UNCAC facilities and briefings for the media, please contact:

Lothar Mikulla
Media Coordinator, UNIS
Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5693
Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-5693
Email: Lothar.Mikulla@unvienna.org


Conference website of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)


Conference website of the Host Country


N.B. The Conference of States Parties will be preceded by the Sixth Global Forum on Fighting Corruption and Safeguarding Integrity (GFVI). The Forum will be held in Doha on Saturday and Sunday, 7 and 8 November 2009.

For further information on GFVI and registration, please visit: