The Commissions actively contributes to the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, as sustainable development and the mandates of the Commissions are strongly interrelated and mutually reinforcing.
Sustainable Development Goal 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) is of particular relevance to the work of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, as most targets of the Goal are directly linked to topics under the purview of CCPCJ, from addressing violence against women and children, to the rule of law and justice for all, the reduction of illicit financial and arms flows derived from criminal activity, fighting corruption and terrorism as well as supporting good governance. Other Goals are relevant as well including, but not limited to, Goal 4 on quality education, Goal 5 on gender equality, Goal 11 on sustainable cities and communities, Goal 14 on life below water, Goal 15 on life on land and Goal 17 on partnerships for the goals.
The Commission on Narcotic Drugs considers the world drug problem from a broad and comprehensive perspective. In the 2019 Ministerial Declaration, Member States reiterated that efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to effectively address the world drug problem were complementary and mutually reinforcing. Further Member States reaffirmed their determination to ensure that all people can live in health, dignity and peace and to address public health, safety and social problems resulting from drug abuse, in line with Sustainable Development Goal 3 on “ensure healthy lives and promote the well-being for all at all ages”. The work of the CND also links to Goal 5 on achieving gender equality. The CND emphasizes the importance of responding to the specific needs of vulnerable members of society and communities, who are more prone to being “left behind”, including children, adolescents, women. By emphasizing the need to to strengthening cooperation and promoting information-sharing among judicial and law enforcement authorities to respond to the challenges posed by the increasing links between drug trafficking, corruption and other forms of organized crime, the CND further supports the implementation of Goal 16 on promoting peaceful, just and inclusive societies.
The Vienna-based Commissions regularly provide substantive input the the High-level Political Fora on Sustainable Development showcasing the intergovernmental bodies' contribution towards the 2030 Agenda, in general, and particularly for the Sustainable Development Goals and respective targets that are substantial to their mandate.
The Secretariat supports the Commissions in integrating a gender dimension into their work, including in parliamentary documents, meeting agendas, working groups and side events, with a view to advancing gender-responsive policies - in particular in the broader framework of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
The Commissions jointly organize special events to showcase their contributions to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, including with the participation of the President of the General Assembly and other functional commissions.