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.
18 May 2021 - In the margins of the 30th CCPCJ Session, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Global Programme to End Violence against Children (GP to END VAC) co-organized the Special Event “The UNODC Roadmap on the Treatment of Children Associated with Terrorist and Violent Extremist Groups” with the European Union, and the Governments of Japan and Indonesia. In recent years, the international community has been increasingly confronted with the recruitment and exploitation of children by terrorist and violent extremist groups. The key objectives of the Special Event were: 1) Present the UNODC Roadmap; 2) Outline the work that has been carried out by the UNODC END-VAC Programme, thanks to the generous support of the Government of Japan; 3) Present STRIVE Juvenile: Preventing and Responding to Violence against Children by Terrorist and Violent Extremist Groups; 4) Discuss challenges faced by Member States in dealing with children associated with terrorist and violent extremist groups; 5) Raise awareness on the role of key actors in promoting measures to prevent recruitment of children, promote their rehabilitation and the reintegration, and elaborate justice responses appropriate for children in a counter-terrorism context; 6) Gather political support from UN Member States in the dissemination and further implementation of measures aimed to tackle the phenomenon.
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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... STRIVE Juvenile factsheetSTRIVE Juvenile E-Press Kit