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FAQ

FAQs for the Cosp website:

What is the CoSP?

 

The Conference of the States Parties (COSP) is the main policy-making body of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. It supports States parties and signatories in their implementation of the Convention, and gives policy guidance to UNODC to develop and implement anti-corruption activities.

The Conference was established, as per article 63 of the Convention: 

• To improve the capacity of States to implement the Convention; 

• To enhance cooperation among States in achieving the objectives of the Convention; and 

• To promote and review the implementation of the Convention.

The Conference meets every two years and adopts resolutions and decisions in furtherance of its mandate.

What is UNODC?

 

UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices. 

What does SAI stand for?

 

The Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) is the supreme audit authority in the United Arab Emirates. The SAI is an independent body and attached to the Federal National Council. Its mandate encompasses not only the audit of federal government entities, but also the fight against fraud and corruption.

When will the CoSP 8 take place?

 

From the 16th of December 2019 to the 20th of December 2019

Where will the CoSP 8 take place?

 

In the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), which is located in Abu Dhabi, the Capital of the United Arab Emirates

Who will take part in the CoSP 8?

 

According to the rules of procedure for the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the following may take part in the proceedings of the Conference:

(a) States parties to the Convention;

(b) States and regional economic integration organizations that have signed the Convention;

(c) Other States and regional economic integration organizations that have not signed the Convention;

(d) Representatives of entities and organizations that have received a standing invitation from the General Assembly to participate as observers in the sessions and work of all international conferences convened under its auspices; representatives of United Nations bodies, specialized agencies and funds; and representatives of the functional commissions of the Economic and Social Council;

(e) Representatives of any other relevant intergovernmental organization;

(f) Relevant non-governmental organizations having consultative status with the Economic and Social Council;

(g) Other relevant non-governmental organizations.

What are the most important sights of the United Arab Emirates?

 

For further information please visit the following page: 

Tourist attractions page

Citizens of which countries do not require a visa for the United Arab Emirates?

 

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, citizens of one of the following countries do not require a visa:

2. France

1. United Kingdom

4. Germany

3. Italy

6. Belgium

5. Netherlands

8. Switzerland

7. Luxembourg

10. Sweden

9. Austria

12. Denmark

11. Norway

14. Ireland

13. Portugal

16. Finland

15. Greece

18. Monaco

17. Spain

20. Iceland

19. Vatican

22. San Marino

21. Andorra

24. Poland

23. Liechtenstein

26. Slovakia

25. Slovenia

27. Lithuania

26. Czech

29. Latvia

28. Hungary (Hungary)

31. Malta

30. Estonia

33. Croatia

32. Cyprus

35. Bulgaria

34. Romania

37. Australia

36. United States

39. Japan

38. New Zealand

41. Singapore

40. Brunei

43. Hong Kong

42. Malaysia

45. Canada

44. South Korea

 

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What are the national airlines of the United Arab Emirates?

 

o Abu Dhabi International Airport:

                     Etihad Airways

o Dubai International Airport:

                     Emirates Airline

                     Flydubai