Thematic discussion 

The Commission does not hold a general debate, but a thematic discussion on a priority issue identified at its previous sessions. The prominent themes for the forthcoming sessions of the Commission have been decided by the Economic and Social Council in advance (decision 2010/243):

  • 21st session: "Violence against migrants, migrant workers and their families"
  • 22nd session: "The challenge posed by emerging forms of crime that have a significant impact on the environment and ways to deal with it effectively"
  • 23rd session: "International cooperation in criminal matters" 
  • 24th session: "Follow-up to the Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and
    Criminal Justice"
  • 25th session: "Criminal justice responses to prevent and counter terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, including the financing of terrorism, and technical assistance in support of the implementation of relevant international conventions and protocols"
  • 26th session: "Comprehensive and integrated crime prevention strategies: public participation, social policies and education in support of the rule of law"