The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) was established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), in its resolution 1992/1, as one of its functional commissions, upon the request of General Assembly resolution 46/152. The Commission acts as the principal policymaking body of the United Nations in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. The CCPCJ is the preparatory body to the United Nations Crime Congresses. Declarations adopted by the congresses are transmitted through the CCPCJ and the ECOSOC to the GA for endorsement.
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Holistic approach in crime prevention and protection of children within the justice sector
The side event aims to provide real and practical sector-wide approaches that the justice sector can adopt, while sharing best practices on the adoption of a holistic justice prevention strategy for children and youth.
Tuesday, 23 May 2023 9:00 a.m CET Room M3, VIC
Via Teams CLICK HERE or scan the QR Code in the attached poster to join online
Accelerating uptake of evidence-based approaches for preventing and responding to violence against children
INSPIRE initiative and ongoing plans for updating INSPIRE and adding a social determinants perspective on implementation.
Tuesday, 23 May 2023 at 13:00 - 14:00 (CEST) in Conference Room M0E79 M-Building VIC-UNODC HQ, Vienna.
Alternatively, you can join us online on the following MS Teams link: https://bit.ly/452W2MZ
“Protecting Children from Crime and Violence: The UN Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice” organized by the Office of the Attorney General of Thailand in cooperation with UNODC. The hybrid side event will take place on Tuesday 23 May at 8h00 in Conference Room M-2, Vienna International Centre. Virtual participation through Zoom is available with the Meeting ID 968 2797 2012 (Password: 762835).
Youth Empowerment at UNODC
At this side event, UNODC will provide a space for young speakers to talk about their experiences working with different programmes, forums and events at UNODC, in relation to empowering youth in countering crime prevention and criminal justice. Opening remarks will also be made by Mr. Jean-Luc Lemahieu, the Director of the Division of Policy Analysis and Political Affairs, and Mr. Diego Simancas, the First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN.
Wednesday 24th of May / 13:00 – 13:50 CEST
The event can be attended in person in M0E07 or via MS Teams (register using the link below: https://shorturl.at/msS89)
SDG16: Accelerating Progress to Achieve Justice for Children
Organized by Brazil with the support of Canada, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Thailand, Baker McKenzie, the UNODC Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Section, the Global Initiative on Justice with Children, the Legal Empowerment Fund, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Terre des hommes, the Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures and the Working Group on SDG16+ Justice for Children
25th May 2023 14.10 CET Room M3
Violence against children (VAC) affects millions of children all over the world. Children are at risk of violence in online as well as physical spaces; from recruitment by organized criminal and armed groups including terrorist groups; and in relation to extreme climate events which cause forced displacement. Adopting a systemic approach to tackling crime and serious forms of violence against children, and stressing the role of the justice system in cooperation with other sectors, UNODC aims also to support efforts aimed at ending violence against children and promoting justice for children. This specific area has four thematic focus areas on: I. Prevention of Child Involvement with Crime and Violence; II. Child Victims and Witnesses; III. Child/Juvenile Justice; and IV. Children Recruited and Exploited by Criminal and Armed Groups, including Terrorist Groups. Visit our webpage www.unodc.org/endvac
During the Special Event, the new project STRIVE Juvenile was presented. STRIVE Juvenile: Preventing and Responding to Violence against Children by Terrorist and Violent Extremist Groups is a three-year (2021-2024), EUR 5.5 million initiative by the European Union and UNODC. The project aims to partner with the selected countries, the Republic of Indonesia, the Republic of Iraq and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, for the development and implementation of comprehensive national responses to prevent and counter violent extremism affecting children, in full respect of human rights, gender equality and international law... Visit our webpage: www.unodc.org/strive-juvenileSTRIVE Juvenile E-Press Kit