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    28 April 2014


    Violence against children, illicit timber trafficking, and smuggling of migrants to be examined at Crime Commission

    VIENNA, 28 April (UN Information Service) - Media are invited to attend the opening of the 23 rd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice as well as side-events from 12-16 May, in the Vienna International Centre. The main theme of this year's Crime Commission is international cooperation on criminal matters.

    Draft resolutions tabled at the Commission include: smuggling of migrants; trafficking in cultural property; killing of journalists; trafficking in organs, including trafficking in persons for organ removal; violence against children; and the rule of law, crime prevention and criminal justice in the post-2015 UN development agenda.

    The Opening Session, all plenary sessions, as well as side events are open to the media.

    For media accreditation:

    Media representatives who wish to attend the Opening of the Crime Commission and/or the side events and who are not accredited to the VIC should contact

    Access to the M-building is via Checkpoint One of the Vienna International Centre.

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    For additional information about the 23rd Session of Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice go to:

    For further information please contact:

    David Dadge
    Spokesperson, UNODC
    Telephone: (+43 1) 26060-5629
    Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-5629
    Email: david.dadge[at]


    Reka Furtos
    Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-83019
    Mobile: (+43-699) 1458-3019
    Email: reka.furtos[at]