Open-ended intergovernmental expert group meeting on civilian private security services: their role, oversight, and contribution to crime prevention and community safety, 12 - 14 October 2011, Vienna, Austria

At its eighteenth session in April 2009, the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, noting, inter alia, the importance of oversight of civilian private security services by competent State authorities to ensure that they are not compromised or misused by criminal elements, also noting that in some States, civilian private security services cooperate with and assist the police and may contribute to crime prevention and community safety consistent, where applicable, with national legislation, adopted resolution 18/2 entitled "Civilian private security services: their role, oversight and contribution to crime prevention and community safety."

In that resolution, the Commission also decided to establish an ad hoc open-ended intergovernmental expert group to study the role of civilian private security services and their contribution to crime prevention and community safety and to consider, inter alia, issues relating to their oversight by competent State authorities. It invited experts from academia and the private sector to become members of that group in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Economic and Social Council, and invited Member States and other donors to provide extra-budgetary contributions in accordance with the rules and regulations of the United Nations.

UNODC reported on the implementation of resolution 18/2 to the Commission at its twentieth session (document E/CN.15/2011/14). A planning meeting was organized by UNODC and hosted by the Government of the United Arab Emirates, in Abu Dhabi, from 10 to 11 May 2010, with the participation of experts in their individual capacity (document E/CN.15/2011/CRP.2).

Following that planning meeting, an intergovernmental expert group meeting will be held in Vienna, Austria, 12-14 October 2011 to discuss the issues outlined in resolution 18/2. This meeting is being made possible by the generous contribution of the Government of the United Arab Emirates. The meeting will be held in the six UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish). To facilitate the work of the expert group UNODC has prepared a background paper (document UNODC/CCPCJ/EG.5/2011/CRP.1).

Report of the meeting (document UNODC/CCPCJ/EG.5/2011/2)

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Provisional agenda

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Civilian private security services: their role, oversight and contribution to crime prevention and community safety

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Background documentation

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Note by the Secretariat on Civilian private security services: their oversight and their role in and contribution to crime prevention and community safety

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E/CN.15/2011/CRP.2

Outcome of the planning meeting held in Abu Dhabi on 10 and 11 May 2010 for an expert group to study the role of civilian private security services, their oversight and their contribution to crime prevention and community safety

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Background paper on Civilian private security services: their role, oversight and contribution to crime prevention and community safety, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Planning Meeting, 10-11 May 2010

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CCPCJ resolution 18/2

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