Dominican Republic wins seat on UN commission

The Dominican Republic was elected for the first time as a member of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) for the period 2022-2024.

The country’s permanent mission to international organizations in Vienna stressed that the work of the CCPCJ is a priority for the Dominican Republic, since it guides the activities of the UN.

The elections took place yesterday, Tuesday, at the United Nations headquarters in New York, United States, informed in a press release.

Ambassador Laura Faxas, representative of the mission, highlighted the relevance of the election because it is a space that addresses issues in which the country has a strategic interest.

She added that this election “ratifies the leadership” of the Dominican Republic in crime prevention and criminal justice, as well as its “unwavering commitment” to multilateralism.

The Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the International Organizations in Vienna represents the country at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The CCPCJ is composed of 40 member states, 12 from Africa, nine from Asia, four from Eastern Europe, eight from Latin America and the Caribbean and seven from Western Europe and other states elected for three-year terms.

Its mandates include international action to combat national and transnational crime, organized crime, economic crime and money laundering, and the promotion of the role of criminal law in environmental protection.

Also, crime prevention in urban areas, including juvenile violence; and improving the efficiency and equity of criminal justice systems.

The Commission acts as a forum where member states adopt resolutions and decisions to develop national and international strategies and identify priorities for combating crime.

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