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
Комиссия по предупреждению преступности и уголовному правосудию
لجنة منع الجريمة والعدالة الجنائية

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URL: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/commissions/CCPCJ/index.html
URL: http://ccpcj.unodc.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCPCJ
Congress: https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/crimecongress/about.html

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Established 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).

Through GA resolution 61/252 (2006), also became a governing body of E-XE3574 - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Based at G-XG6679 - Vienna International Centre (VIC) 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; act as preparatory body for the quinquennial United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, preparatory events for which may be organized by other agencies.


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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.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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