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    7 April 2011

    Media Advisory

    United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Commission to Include Special Session on Misuse of Technology for the Abuse and Exploitation of Children (11-15 April 2011)

    VIENNA, 7 April (UN Information Service) - Strengthening the anti-crime programme of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will be the focus of the 20th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), which will meet in Vienna from 11 to 15 April. The Commission is the central policy-making body within the United Nations system dealing with crime prevention and criminal justice and the governing body for the work of UNODC in those areas.

    The media are invited to a briefing by Yury Fedotov Executive Director of UNODC on Monday 11 April from 1 p.m. - 1.20 p.m. in Room M2, M-Building, Vienna International Centre.

    Ministers and officials from CCPCJ Member States will discuss progress in international efforts to address transnational organized crime, including emerging issues such as cybercrime. The Commission will devote a special session on the misuse of technology for the abuse and exploitation of children.

    Among various other side events there will be a briefing on piracy to Member States by the Executive Director at 2pm on 13 April.

    For media accreditation:

    Media are encouraged to seek accreditations before the briefing: forms and criteria are available on or by writing to

    Please note that accreditation is required to attend the briefing. Journalists already accredited to the VIC do not need re-accreditation.

    Access to the M building is via Checkpoint 1 of the Vienna International Center. Camera crews should confirm their participation in advance in writing. Media are advised to come to the venue at least half an hour before the briefing to avoid delays at security.

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    For more information please contact:

    Preeta Bannerjee
    Public Information Officer
    Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-5764