Various inter-governmental bodies bring together practitioners, policy makers and other experts from all over the world on the issues of drugs and crime and thus offer Member States a platform for exchanging expertise, experience and information in these areas. As such, the inter-governmental bodies play a key role in fostering international cooperation and take concrete action through resolutions and decisions. UNODC acts as the Secretariat to these bodies and provides them with substantive and technical support.

 

Commission on Narcotic Drugs

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is one of ECOSOC's functional commissions, acting as the main policymaking body of the United Nations in the area of drugs. It supervises the application of the international drug control treaties and reviews and analyses the global drug situation. The Commission also functions as the governing body of UNODC. [Read more]

 

Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) is one of ECOSOC's functional commissions, acting as the principal policymaking  body of the United Nations in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. It reviews United Nations standards and norms in this area, including their use and application by Member States. The Commission also functions as the governing body of UNODC. [Read more]

 

United Nations Congresses on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

The United Nations Congresses on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice have been held every five years since 1955 in different parts of the world, focusing on a broad range of topics. The Congresses have made a considerable impact on the field of international crime prevention and criminal justice. International cooperation in criminal matters is consistently included among the prominent agenda topics of the Congresses. [Read more]

 

Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (COP) was established by this Convention to improve the capacity of States Parties to combat transnational organized crime and to promote and review the implementation of this Convention. The Conference has also established several working groups focusing on specific areas of its work, one of them being the Working Group on International Cooperation. [Read more]

 

Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption

The Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (COSP) was established by this Convention to improve the capacity of States Parties to implement its provisions, to enhance cooperation among States in achieving the objectives of the Convention and to promote and review the implementation of the Convention. The Conference has created four subsidiary bodies to assist in carrying out its work, including the Open-ended intergovernmental expert meetings on international cooperation. [Read more]