As recommended by the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, as the preparatory body of the Twelfth Congress, the General Assembly adopted resolution 63/193, entitled "Preparations for the Twelfth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice", on 18 December 2008. In paragraph 8 of the resolution, the Assembly urged the regional preparatory meetings to examine the substantive items in the agenda and the topics of the workshops of the Twelfth Congress and to make action-oriented recommendations to serve as a basis for the draft recommendations and conclusions for consideration by the Twelfth Congress.
Latin American and Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting (San José, Costa Rica, 25 to 27 May 2009) Documents
Western Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting (Doha, Qatar, 1 to 3 June 2009) Documents
Asia and Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting (Bangkok, Thailand, 1-3 July 2009) Documents
African Regional Preparatory Meeting (Nairobi, Kenya, 8 to 10 September 2009) Documents