Call for Applications: CCPCJ Expert Discussions on Crimes that Affect the Environment - February 2022
Dear Members of the Alliance and Civil Society representatives,
This is a call for statements for the upcoming CCPCJ Expert Discussions on Crimes that Affect the Environment, which will be held from February 14th to February 16th.During the thirtieth session in May 2021, the CCPCJ approved a resolution, entitled “Preventing and combating crimes that affect the environment”, which has meanwhile been adopted by the Third Committee of the General Assembly. Operative paragraph 15 of the resolution called upon the CCPCJ to hold, during the intersessional period, expert discussions on preventing and combating crimes that affect the environment with a view to discuss concrete ways to improve strategies and responses to effectively prevent and combat these crimes and to strengthen international cooperation at the operational level on this matter. Here is the link to the GA draft resolution https://undocs.org/A/C.3/76/L.6.
In line with the CCPCJ Thematic Discussions on the Follow-up to the Kyoto Declaration, each of expert sessions, will start with introductory presentations by UNODC, followed by a panel discussion with five experts per panel to be nominated by the regional groups, experts from other relevant United Nations entities and specialized agencies, intergovernmental bodies, etc; one panellist from Institutes of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network (PNI), and one panellist and one civil society panellist. After the panel discussion, the Commission will continue with an interactive debate.
Four civil society participants can be nominated to speak during the subsequent interactive debate.
For a valid application, please register through this link. The deadline for applications is January 12th, 23:59 / 11:59 pm Vienna time (GMT+1)
Interventions and pre-recorded videos need to be limited to max three minutes (approximately 300 words). A written transcript of the text for the interpreters shall also be sent in Word format. Please adhere to the Code of Conduct on for UN Events that you can find here.
The provisional agenda for the intersessional meeting is as follows:
Thematic session 1: Preventing crimes that affect the environment (14 February 2022)
When discussing the prevention of crimes that affect the environment, participants may wish to discuss elements such as the root causes of crimes that affect the environment; the importance of, and good practices in, raising awareness and reducing the demand ; as well as the need to enhance the integrity of legal supply chains; and address linkages with other forms of crime.
Thematic session 2: Combating crimes that affect the environment (15 February 2022)
When addressing efforts to combat crimes that affect the environment, participants may wish to, among others, discuss the different modus operandi of criminals involved in crimes that affect the environment, and share national, regional, and international good practices in detecting, investigating and prosecuting crimes that affect the environment. In addition, participants may wish to share good practices and challenges in addressing corruption and economic crimes, particularly the illicit financial flows derived from crimes that affect the environment and the confiscation of the proceeds of crimes, as well as other considerations, including related to victim and witness protection or compensation for damage caused.
Thematic session 3: Strengthening international cooperation to address crimes that affect the environment (16 February 2022)
When discussing international cooperation to address crimes that affect the environment, participants may wish to discuss how the international community can make the best use of existing international instruments and strengthen regional, and international cooperation among Member States, including through cooperation networks. In addition, the meeting may wish to discuss efforts to strengthen and expand technical assistance and capacity building, to enhance inter-agency cooperation and coordination.
More information can be found on the dedicated website of the UNODC.
16 Dec, 2021