United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)
Commission des Nations Unies pour la prévention du crime et la justice pénale
Comisión de las Naciones Unidas de Prevención del Delito y Justicia Penal
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Established Feb 1992, as a functional commission of E-XE3377 - ECOSOC, by ECOSOC resolution 1992/1 and pursuant to resolution 46/152 of the General Assembly of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), to replace H-XE1143 - United Nations Committee on Crime Prevention and Control. Establishment followed Ministerial Meeting, Nov 1991, Versailles (France), and recommendations of an Intergovernmental Working Group on the Creation of an Effective International Crime and Justice Programme. 1st Session: 21-30 Apr 1992, Vienna (Austria). Also referred to as Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice -- Commission pour la prévention du crime et la justice pénale -- Comisión de Prevención del Delito y Justicia Penal. Based at G-XG6679 - Vienna International Centre (VIC), within E-XE3574 - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at E-XE7552 - United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).
Act as principal policy-making body of the United Nations in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice; develop, monitor and review implementation of UN crime prevention programme, act as governing body of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and approve budget of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Fund.
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Session (regular annual) in Vienna (Austria), with reconvened session to consider budgetary and administrative matters. Pursuant to ECOSOC Decision 2011/259, joint meeting during reconvened sessions with E-XE5951 - United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). Member states (40), elected by ECOSOC for a 3-year term on the basis of equitable geographical distribution (12 from Africa, 9 from Asia, 8 from Latin America and Caribbean, 7 from Western European and other states and 4 from Eastern Europe). Bureau, including Chairperson, 3 Vice-Chairpersons and Rapporteur.
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