July 24, 2017 all-day America/Los Angeles Timezone

Dear NGO Representatives:

We are pleased to inform you that the Seventh Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC/COSP7) will be held in Vienna, Austria, from 6 to 10 November 2017. More information on the participation of NGOs and the rules of procedure will follow soon.

Those with relevance in the work of anti-corruption and in accordance with Rule 17 of the Rules of Procedure for the UNCAC/COSP, governing the participation of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the Conference, we invite you to express interest in participating by 11 August 2017. The modality is as follows:
If your organization does not have consultative status  with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), please send us to the address ngo.unit@unodc.org:
1) A signed application letter on your organization’s letterhead;
2) A completed “COSP-UNCAC-NGO-contact-details-form” (see attached document).

We strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible, even if you have not secured funding for travel. Please note that it will not be possible to extend the deadline of 11 August 2017, in order to allow due time for the compilation and circulation of the list of NGOs to Member States as required in Rule 17. · · NGOs with ECOSOC consultative status should have received a separate message on the subject if not please do communicate your interest by 11 August 2017  to uncac.cop@unodc.org with a copy to: ngo.unit@unodc.org and an invitation will then be sent in due course.

Thank you in advance for your interest and best regards,

Mirella Dummar FrahiTeam Leader
Civil Society TeamUnited Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Vienna, AustriaTel: +43 1 26060-5582 or +43 1 26060-4620