The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) was established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) resolution 1992/1, upon request of General Assembly (GA) resolution 46/152, as one of its functional commissions. The Commission acts as the principal policymaking body of the United Nations in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice.
The CCPCJ coordinates with other United Nations bodies that have specific mandates in the areas of crime prevention and criminal justice, and implements the outcome of the congresses into concrete action through decisions and resolutions.
- Preventing Environmental Crime (with a Focus on Illegal Poaching and Trafficking of Endangered Species)
- Combating the Challenges of Justice Systems (with a Focus on Restorative Justice)