Side events 2016 at the CCPCJ

Programme of Side events 25th session of the CCPCJ in May 2016

Member States, UN entities and other stakeholders organized a side events programme of more than 50 events at the 25th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice from 23 to 27 May 2017. 

The 25th Session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (called the Crime Commission) runs from 23-27 May 2016 in Vienna. Photo: UNODC

25th Crime Commission opens with call to build resilient institutions in support of 2030 Development Agenda

Opening the 25th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Crime Commission) in Vienna on the 23rd of May, the UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, said justice and the rule of law can build resilient institutions that support the 2030 Development Agenda, particularly Goal 16. This, and the Doha Declaration, provide a clear roadmap for confronting links between poverty, security, crime and corruption, he said.

   

The Chiefs of UNODC and INTERPOL sign cooperation arrangement during the 2016 Crime Commission. Photo: UNODC

UNODC-INTERPOL agreement creates partnership to tackle transnational organized crime and terrorism challenges

At a side event held on the margins of the 25th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (the Crime Commission), UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, and INTERPOL Secretary General, Juergen Stock, signed a cooperation arrangement focusing on operations against organized crime and terrorism.

   

New practical assistance tool to prevent trafficking in property launched by UNODC at a side event on the margins of the 25th Session of the Crime Commission. Photo: UNODC

 

UNODC promotes innovative ways of tackling trafficking in cultural property

A new practical assistance tool to prevent trafficking in cultural property was launched by UNODC during the last Crime Commission. Trafficking in cultural property is used to launder the proceeds of crime, and is an acknowledged source of terrorist financing. Recent events in Syria and Iraq have also shown the extreme vulnerability of historic sites to deliberate destruction that undermines a common heritage. 

UNODC launches its inaugural World Wildlife Crime Report during the 2016 Crime Commission. Photo: UNODC

Wildlife crime assessed globally for the first time in new UNODC report

At the end of May UNODC launched its inaugural World Wildlife Crime Report, highlighting how the poaching and illegal trade of thousands of different species across the globe not only present real environmental dangers but ultimately undermine the rule of law by potentially fuelling conflict. The report - part of UNODC's ongoing Global Programme on Wildlife and Forest Crime - also urges shared responsibility in tackling this crime.

 

Photo: UNODC

 

Stepping up the global response to trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants

Across the world, children, women and men are on the move for different reasons - some are fleeing conflict; others may be escaping serious human rights violations or poverty. Regardless of their specific reasons, too many of these perilous journeys are organized by smugglers. Against this backdrop, a high-level event was held at the Crime Commission on the recently launched GLO.ACT.

During this year's Crime Commission in Vienna, a panel of experts looked at the best approaches to deal with transnational organized fisheries crime. Photo: UNODC

 

Fisheries crime: bringing to light the perfect storm of illegal activities in the fishing sector

At a discussion on the margins of the Crime Commission taking place at the end of May in Vienna, a panel of experts looked at the best approaches to deal with transnational organized fisheries crime. This crime is an ill-defined legal concept referring to a range of illicit activities in the fisheries sector, including illegal fishing, document fraud, drug trafficking, and money laundering, among others.