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  • 3-4 December: Reconvened 29th session, Board-Room C, Vienna International Centre
  • Postponed - new dates to be confirmed29th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, M-Building, Vienna International Centre 
  • Postponed - new dates to be confirmed: 29th session, pre-session consultations, Board-Room D, Vienna International Centre
  • 12 June, 15:00 hrs Vienna Time (CEST): Joint CND & CCPCJ Virtual Event  commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Being Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting women and girls
  • 24 January: 1st Intersessional meeting, Conference Room C-3, Vienna International Centre



Regular and intersessional meetings of the Commission

The Commission holds annual sessions for the duration of one week in the first half of the year, as well as one-day reconvened sessions at the end of each year to consider administrative and budgetary matters. The Commission has a maximum number of ten working days for its session, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 46/152. In order to examine draft decisions, draft resolutions and specific technical issues, a Committee of the Whole is convened concurrently with the annual session of the Commission.

Intersessional meetings of the Commission are convened to finalize the provisional agenda of the Commission; to address organizational and substantive matters; and to provide continuous and effective policy guidance.

Previous sessions of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice