During the 3rd Conference of the States Parties (2009) in its resolution 3/1, based on Article 63 of the Convention, a review mechanism was established. The implementation review is an inter-governmental peer-review process whereby each state party is reviewed by two peers. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime is the Secretariat of the mechanism and together with the UN Development Programme provide support to the state parties in the process of the UNCAC Review Implementation and support the member states to go beyond the minimum requirement and ensure a multi-stakeholder engagement in the national dialogue on corruption.
The aim of the review process is to facilitate learning, cooperation and support to the Member States concerning the implementation of the Convention. The Implementation Review Mechanism abides by principles such as transparency, efficiency, non-intrusiveness, inclusiveness and impartiality.
UNCAC self-assessments: going beyond the minimum