About this Talk
The UNTOC and UNCAC have a shared history and similar provisions, conferences, and implementation review mechanisms. However, their meetings and processes rarely interact with each other. At the same time, organized crime and corruption are increasingly interlinked and difficult to disentangle from each other. Coordination of discussions would lead to greater coherence, efficiency and impact. At previous sessions of the UNCAC COSP and the CCPCJ, the three organizations organising the event - EPLO, TI and GI-TOC - have advocated for the two Conferences of Parties to coordinate more among themselves and with other relevant bodies such as the CCPCJ. In this side event, expert speakers from the three organizations will outline why enhanced coordination is important, and provide recommendations for practical ways in which coordination could be enhanced. The speakers will highlight issues of shared relevance between the two conventions, including international cooperation, money laundering, obstruction of justice, asset recovery and protection of witnesses and whistle-blowers.