In the Declaration of the High-level Meeting on the Rule of Law, Member States recognized the positive contribution of the Economic and Social Council to strengthening the rule of law, pursuing the eradication of poverty and furthering the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. ECOSOC is mandated to assess the progress of the development goals, and it plays a major role in the preparations, monitoring and implementation of a post-2015 development agenda which include development issues relevant to the rule of law. The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) was established by the Economic and Social Council in 1992, as one of its functional commissions. The CCPCJ acts as the principal policymaking body of the United Nations in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. Its mandate includes improving international action to combat national and transnational crime and the efficiency and fairness of criminal justice administration systems. It coordinates with other United Nations bodies that have specific mandates in the areas of crime prevention and criminal justice, and is the preparatory body to the United Nations Crime Congresses. The CCPCJ also offers Member States a forum for exchanging expertise, experience and information in order to develop national and international strategies, and to identify priorities for combating crime. Since 2006, the CCPCJ also functions as a governing body of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)Bissera Kostova2019-02-19T16:32:13-04:00