The ICPC strengthens its international influence at the 32nd session of the CCPCJ in Vienna

The International Centre for the Prevention of Crime recently participated in the  32nd session of the UNODC Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, which took place from 22 to 25 May 2023 in Vienna, Austria. The event included the spring coordination meeting of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme (UNCPJ) network, of which the ICPC is a member.

Ann Champoux, Director General of the ICPC, represented the organisation at this 32nd meeting, marking the return of this in-person event since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

During the event, Ann Champoux attended the main PNI workshop, which focused on “Improving the operation of the criminal justice system to ensure access to justice and a safe and secure society”, as well as taking part in conferences on key crime prevention issues.   

This international meeting was an opportunity for the ICPC to consolidate its partnerships with several major staekeholders involved in violence prevention. Alongside meetings with members of our network, the ICPC had the pleasure of talking to Ian Tennant, head of the Vienna multilateral representation of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC), and Walter Kemp, director of global strategy against transnational crime at GI-TOC. They were able to discuss the ICPC’s Urban Safety Laboratory model and explore partnership opportunities between the two organizations.  

The ICPC would like to thank the organizers of the PNI meeting, as well as all the participants and partners with whom productive exchanges has been held.