Kuwait wins UN-CCPCJ membership

GENEVA, Kuwait won Thursday a three-year membership in the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ).

Kuwait was elected, alongside Iraq, Iran, India, and Thailand of Asia Pacific Group, by member-states of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) during their meetings at the UN headquarters in New York.

Winning such a membership is an addition to the Kuwaiti diplomacy’s accomplishments, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Austria and Delegate to the UN organizations Sadiq Marafi told KUNA.

This is Kuwait’s first-ever CCPCJ’s membership ever since the Commission’s establishment in 1992, Marafi said, adding it is consisted of 40 member-states with an office-term of three years.

The Commission acts as the principal policymaking body of the UN in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice, said the Kuwaiti diplomat.

Kuwait seeks through its CCPCJ membership to prevent crimes and attain criminal justice in cooperation with the country’s various bodies, he said.

It also strives to implement its foreign policy in a fashion that boosts its international status, strengthens international cooperation, and benefits from expertise.

Source: Kuwait News Agency