United Nations Committee on Crime Prevention and Control

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Founded

1971

History

1971, by resolution 1584 (L) of E-XE3377 - ECOSOC, having previously existed, from 1950, as Advisory Committee of Experts on the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders. Functions revised by General Assembly resolution 32/60 and ECOSOC resolutions 1979/19 and 1979/30. Ceased to exist, 1992, on recommendations of an Intergovernmental Working Group on the Creation of an Effective International Crime and Justice Programme, when activities were taken over by E-XE3128 - United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ).

Aims

Provide policy guidance to the United Nations in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice; develop, monitor and review the implementation of the United Nations crime prevention programme; facilitate and help to coordinate the activities of the interregional and regional institutes on the prevention of crime and the treatment of offenders; mobilize the support of Member States for the programme; serve as a preparatory body for the quinquennial United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders.

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Structure

Commission of 40 member States elected by the Economic and Social Council on the basis of equitable geographical distribution: 12 from African states; 9 from Asian states; 8 from Latin American and Caribbean states; 4 from Eastern European states; 7 from Western European and other states. Members are elected from among experts nominated by member states. Relevant documentation is prepared by 'Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch'.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

UIA Org ID

XE1143

Last News

1992

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