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10 October 2022


Global conference to advance implementation of the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC)

Members of the media and media outlets are invited to attend, in person or online, the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) which will be held in Vienna from 17 to 21 October 2022.

VIENNA, 10 October (UN Information Service) – Representatives from States Parties to the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), representatives from international and regional organizations, crime prevention and criminal justice experts, members of civil society organizations and other stakeholders will meet in Vienna from 17 until 21 October to advance the implementation of the Convention and strengthen international cooperation to prevent and combat transnational organized crime.

The opening session will be addressed by Ghada Waly, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and by Ambassador of Egypt, Mohamed Hamdy El Molla, President of the 10th Session of the UNTOC COP, among others.

The eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) will discuss the status of the implementation of UNTOC and its three Protocols relating to human trafficking, migrant smuggling and trafficking in firearms. It will focus on enhancing international cooperation to combat transnational organized crime, in particular cybercrime, crimes that affect the environment and other key areas.

An estimated 800 people are expected to attend and around 70 side events will be held in the margins of the eleventh session of the UNTOC COP. These include high-level events on "Trafficking in persons in conflict and crises situations", and on "Strengthening the Response to Cyber Violence against Women and Girls in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region".

Media accreditation

Registration and COVID-19 measures:

Media representatives who wish to cover the 11th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Organized Crime, and who are not accredited to the Vienna International Centre, should email press.vienna[at]  for accreditation.

Journalists are invited to attend plenary meetings and side events.

Access to the M-building is via Gate 1 of the Vienna International Centre (VIC).

For further information, please visit the following webpage:

Follow the event on social media via the hashtag #COP11. The slogan for COP11 is the following:

UNited against #OrganizedCrime

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For further information please contact:

Brian Hansford
Chief, UNODC Advocacy Section
Mobile: (+43-699) 1458-3225
Email: brian.hansford[at]