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Policy on Crime

The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice acts as the principal policymaking body of the United Nations in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. ECOSOC provided for the CCPCJ's mandates and priorities in resolution 1992/22, which include improving international action to combat national and transnational crime and the efficiency and fairness of criminal justice administration systems. The Commission takes action through resolutions and decisions.

The CCPCJ is the forum where Member States negotiate and agree on relevant standards and norms. It also offers States a forum for exchanging expertise, experience and information to develop national and international strategies, and to identify priorities for combating crime.

Each session of the Commission has a prominent theme, as decided by the Economic and Social Council in advance. As per established practice, the UN Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network (PNI) organize a workshop with a similar theme at the margins of the respective session.

 

Resolutions and Decisions

The Commission guides the UN in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. It takes action through resolutions and decisions.

Standards and Norms

As the principal policy-making body of the United Nations in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice, the CCPCJ is the forum where Member States negotiate and agree on relevant standards and norms.

Thematic Discussions

During each session, the CCPCJ discusses a prominent theme that was decided by the Economic and Social Council.

Expert and working groups

The CCPCJ establishes expert and working groups to examine specific issues and report back to the Commission.