The text of the United Nations Convention against Corruption was negotiated during seven sessions of the Ad
Hoc Committee for the Negotiation of the Convention against Corruption, held between 21 January 2002 and 1 October 2003.
The Convention covers five main areas: preventive measures, criminalization and law enforcement, international cooperation,
asset recovery, and technical assistance and information exchange. The Convention covers many different forms of corruption,
such as bribery, trading in influence, abuse of functions, and various acts of corruption in the private sector.