The United Nations Convention against Corruption is the only legally binding
universal anti-corruption instrument. The Convention's far-reaching approach and the mandatory character of many of its provisions
make it a unique tool for developing a comprehensive response to a global problem.
The Conference of the States Parties (COSP)
is the main policy-making body of the Convention, supporting States parties and signatories in their implementation of the
Convention and giving policy guidance to UNODC to develop and implement anti-corruption activities. The actual implementation
of the Convention into domestic law by States parties is evaluated through a unique peer-review process, the Implementation
To support States parties' efforts to fully implement the Convention, UNODC delivers technical assistance in various corruption-related thematic areas, such as prevention, education, asset
recovery, integrity in the criminal justice system, etc.