Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

The United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) is the principal policymaking UN body that focuses on crime prevention and criminal justice. The CCPCJ was established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 1992 upon request of the General Assembly (GA). The Commission now functions as the principal UN body that handles crime prevention and criminal justice. The mandate of the CCPCJ is provided by ECOSOC and this mandate was expanded in 2006 by the GA and the CCPCJ now operates as governing body of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Commission works on a variety of issues including international cooperation in criminal matters, effective measures to prevent and counter the smuggling of migrants, and violence against migrants, migrant workers and their families.


The topics this committee will consider at WASMUN 2020:

1. Money-laundering and the finance of terrorism

2. Combating organized transnational crime


Background guide coming soon!