The Commission is the main policy-making body of the UN in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. It provides a forum for the international community to discuss how to prevent and counter crime motivated by intolerance or discrimination, including racial discrimination, discrimination based on sex, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity or crimes motivated by intolerance based on religion or belief.
As the main policy-making body of the United Nations addressing crime prevention and criminal justice issues, the CCPCJ plays a critical role in advancing collective efforts against national and transnational crime, while strengthening fair and effective criminal justice institutions.
Eight Zontians were registered for CCPCJ 2019 and additional seven Zontians joined for the side event Child and Forced Marriage in Humanitarian Settings: An Increasing Trafficking Issue? organized by Zonta, co-sponsored by Soroptimist International and ACJS.
Agenda of CCPCJ 2019
The responsibility of effective, fair, humane and accountable criminal justice systems in preventing and countering crime motivated by intolerance or discrimination of any kind was the key topic to be discussed at the 28th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), which was held in Vienna on 20 May – 24 May 2019.
Member States adopted resolutions addressing the prevention and countering of child sexual exploitation and sexual abuse online; cybercrime and terrorism; tackling transnational organized crime, including trafficking of wildlife and commercial goods; and enhancing the security of the precious metals supply chain, among other challenges. Agreed resolutions also addressed integrating sport into youth crime prevention and criminal justice strategies, and enhancing transparency in the judicial process.
The Commission held a thematic debate on the responsibility of criminal justice systems in preventing and countering hate crime. More than 100 side events took place over the course of the week-long session.
See also oral statement of Soroptimist and Zonta International: https://undocs.org/E/CN.15/2019/NGO/1
See the full report of the side event: Read report