The General Assembly and the CND and CCPCJ

The General Assembly discusses drug- and crime-related issues under its agenda item entitled "Drug control, crime prevention and combating international terrorism in all its forms and manifestations". This item is considered at the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee of the General Assembly, commonly referred to as the "Third Committee", in early October each year.

For the consideration by the General Assembly of this agenda item, a number of pre-session documents are prepared, including the annual Report of the Secretary-General on International cooperation against the world drug problem and the Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of the mandates of the United Nations crime prevention and criminal justice programme, with particular reference to the technical cooperation activities of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. You may also find on this website the relevant documentation prepared by UNODC for the General Assembly.

Follow these links for the agenda and annotations for the sessions of the General Assembly and for more information on the Third Committee and its calendar of meetings.

Specific CND and CCPCJ resolutions / decisions request the ECOSOC to recommend these resolutions and decisions for adoption by the General Assembly. These resolutions and decisions are included in the reports of the respective Commissions and appear under the Chapter entitled "Matters calling for action by the Economic and Social Council or brought to its attention: Draft resolutions to be recommended by the Economic and Social Council for adoption by the General Assembly." Once adopted by the General Assembly, these resolutions and decisions become General Assembly resolutions and decisions and are given a General Assembly symbol. In addition to these, the General Assembly also adopts a number of drug-related and crime-related resolutions and decisions.