Ceremonial Opening Segment - 30th Anniversary Session of the CCPCJ

Monday, 17 May 2021, 9 a.m. (Vienna time)

2021 marks the 30th regular session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, one of the Vienna-based functional Commission of the Economic and Social Council.  

Established in 1992, the Commission acts as the principal policymaking body of the United Nations in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice and is working to improve international action to combat national and transnational crime and the efficiency and fairness of criminal justice administration systems. The Commission provides an invaluable forum for Member States and stakeholders to exchange expertise, experience and information in order to develop national and international strategies and to identify priorities.  

The CCPCJ also acts as the preparatory body to the United Nations Crime Congress, which meets every five years as the world's largest and most diverse gathering of policymakers, practitioners, academia, intergovernmental organizations and civil society in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. During the 2021 anniversary year, the Fourteenth Crime Congress was successfully concluded in Kyoto, Japan, bringing to the Commission a political declaration for endorsement, setting international priorities in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice for the years to come. 



Opening and Moderation by  

H.E. Mr. Alessandro CORTESE, Chair of the 30th session of the CCPCJ

Short video

 Remarks by 

Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
(delivered by Ms. Waly, Executive Director of UNODC) 

H.E. Mr. Munir Akram, President of the Economic and Social Council  

Ms. Ghada Waly, Executive Director of UNODC  

H.E. Ms. Alma Zadić, Minister of Justice of Austria 

H.E. Ms. Marta Cartabia, Minister of Justice of Italy 

H.E. Ms. Yōko Kamikawa, Minister of Justice of Japan  

Ms. Michelle BACHELET, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights  

Ms. Anna Alvazzi del Frate, Chair of the Alliance of NGOs on crime prevention and criminal justice