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Vienna-based Commissions

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice are functional commissions of the Economic and Social Council based at the United Nations headquarter in Vienna. The reports of the Commissions, adopted at the end of its sessions, are considered by ECOSOC. The reports include resolutions and decisions adopted by the Commissions, some of which may be for adoption by ECOSOC or for recommendation by ECOSOC for adoption by the General Assembly.

The Commissions coordinate with other United Nations bodies that have specific mandates in the areas of crime prevention and criminal justice or narcotic drugs respectively. The Commissions actively contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, as sustainable development and the mandate areas of the Commissions are strongly interrelated and mutually reinforcing.

The Commissions act as governing bodies of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Both Commissions are serviced by the Secretariat to the Governing Bodies.

Both Commissions are governed by the Rules of Procedures of the Functional Commissions of the ECOSOC

General Assembly and ECOSOC

As functional Commissions of the Economic and Social Council, the Commissions contribute to the work of the ECOSOC and the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development

The Commissions actively contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, as sustainable development and the mandate areas of the Commissions are strongly interrelated and mutually reinforcing.

Organizational Information

The Secretariat provides organizational information for delegates, NGOs and other stakeholders, including on the participation in sessions of the Vienna-based Commissions and the organization of side events.