19 April 2013 - With over 20 resolutions tabled, and many more topical side events, the 22nd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) will open this Monday, 22 April 2013 in Vienna, Austria. The Commission will have a strong focus on countering new emerging crimes, such as the protection of wildlife, as well as on key social issues including the safety of women and children and the provision of support for the victims of terrorism.
The CCPCJ is the central body dealing with crime issues within the United Nations system and provides a forum to exchange expertise, experiences and information on topics such as criminal justice, victim protection, and organized crime and its associated illicit trades, among others. Delegates from around the world will meet to review progress and develop national and international strategies and priorities for combating crime.
A number of side events will be held during the CCPCJ, including a special exhibition entitled "100 Reflections Out of Sorrow" in support and remembrance of the victims of acts of terrorism, as well as side events closely examining violence and its victims, fisheries crime, criminal waste, crime statistics, and illicit financial flows, among many others.
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