For the first time in recent history, the United States is hosting a major UN conference outside of United Nations in New York.  From December 11-15, the Conference of the States Parties (COSP10) will convene in Atlanta the 190 states parties to the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), as well as a variety of stakeholders from around the world including representatives from international organizations, civil society, young people, and the private sector.  COSP10 will gather global leaders to make policy decisions and to continue its work in charting the way forward for the international community in the prevention and fight against corruption.  Nearly 1,000 representatives from non-governmental organizations registered to attend, which is nearly three times the number from any previous COSP.

COSP10 will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  The United States is organizing signature pre-events on December 9 and 10, including an Academic Symposium, a Young Changemakers Event, and an Anti-Corruption Civil Society Forum.

This event is open to the press.  Pre-registration and accreditation is strongly recommended. Press wishing to attend in-person should pre-register following the instructions at  A press filing room will be available on-site.A COSP10 Press Conference is scheduled on Monday, December 11.Interviews and engagements with U.S. officials may be available throughout the week.

For further information, please contact the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Office of Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy at

U.S. Department of State

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