Violence against children, timber trafficking, and migrant smuggling to be discussed at 2014 Crime Commission

Vienna, 9 May 2014 - The opening of the 23 rd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) will take place from 12-16 May, 2014, in Vienna, Austria. The main theme of this year's Crime Commission is international cooperation on criminal matters.

Smuggling of migrants; trafficking in cultural property; killing of journalists; trafficking in organs, including trafficking in persons for organ removal; violence against children; and the rule of law, crime prevention and criminal justice in the post-2015 UN development agenda are some of the draft resolutions to be discussed at this year's Commission.

The CCPCJ, also known as the Crime Commission, attracts more than 800 representatives of Member States, non-governmental organizations and the media every year. Over 40 high-profile side events will be held on the margins of the Crime Commission on issues such as the prevention of labour trafficking and exploitation of migrant smugglers; the effects of new technology on the abuse and exploitation of children; measuring homicide, corruption and other crimes; and wildlife and forest crime.

The Crime Commission runs for five days and starts on Monday, 12 May, with opening speeches from the Chair of the CCPCJ, Vladimir Galuska, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the UN in Vienna, UNODC's Executive Director Yury Fedotov, and other high-level representatives.

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