1 Commission on Narcotic Drugs Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Fact sheet on elections and membership States members of the CCPCJ and CND (and other functional commissions of the Economic and Social Council) are elected by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) under its agenda item on elections, nominations, confirmations and appointments. The elections usually take place in April at the resumed organizational session of ECOSOC. A note by the Secretary-General on the election of members of the functional commissions is published every year by 15 February, 1 under the symbol E/20../9, and contains information on the forthcoming vacancies in the functional commissions to be filled by the Council. This document is available on the website ( of the Council, together with other in-session documents. It is possible for States to be elected by the Council as a member of more than one functional commission at the same time. Questions on the procedure of the elections may be directed to the ECOSOC Secretariat in New York: Ms. Radhika Ochalik (Tel.: , CND membership The Commission on Narcotic Drugs has 53 members: 11 for African States, 11 for Asian States, ten for Latin American and Caribbean States, six for Eastern European States, fourteen for Western European and other States, and one seat to rotate between the Asian, and the Latin American and Caribbean States every four years. In accordance with Council resolution 845 (XXXII), and 1147 (XLI), members are elected (a) from among the States Members of the United Nations and members of the specialized agencies and the Parties to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, (b) with due regard to the adequate representation of countries that are important producers of opium or coca leaves, of countries that are important in the field of the manufacture of narcotic drugs, and of countries in which drug addiction or the illicit traffic in narcotic drugs constitutes an important problem and (c) taking into account the principle of equitable geographical distribution. Further information is available at the website of the Commission. An overview of previous and current members is contained in Annex I. ( CCPCJ membership The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice has 40 members: 12 from African States, nine from Asian States, four from Eastern European States, eight from Latin American and Caribbean States, and seven from Western European and other States. In accordance with General Assembly resolution 46/152 and ECOSOC resolution 1992/1, a slate of 20 new members are elected by ECOSOC for a three-year term in those years in which the term of 20 current members expires. Further information is available at the website of the Commission. An overview of previous and current members is contained in Annex II. ( 1 See ECOSOC resolution 557 C (XVIII), as amended by the Council in its decision of 19 December 1968.
2 Commission on Narcotic Drugs Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Annex I Members of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs Previous membership Current membership African states Algeria , , , , Angola , Benin , Botswana Burkina Faso Cameroon , Côte d Ivoire , , , DR Congo , Egypt , , Ethiopia Gabon Gambia , Ghana , , Guinea Kenya Lesotho Liberia Libya , Madagascar 1962, , Malawi Mali Mauritania Mauritius Morocco , , , , Mozambique Namibia , Niger Nigeria , , , , , Senegal ,
3 Sierra Leone , South Africa , Sudan Swaziland , Togo , Tunisia , Uganda UR of Tanzania Zambia , , Zimbabwe Asian states Afghanistan China , , India , , Indonesia , , , , Iran , , , Iraq Japan , Kazakhstan , , Kyrgyzstan Lao PDR , , Lebanon , , , Malaysia , 96 99, Myanmar , Pakistan , , , Philippines , Qatar ROK , , , , Saudi Arabia , Sri Lanka , Syrian AR Tajikistan , Thailand Turkmenistan UAE Yemen Eastern European states Belarus ,
4 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria , Croatia , Czech Republic , , Hungary , , Lithuania Macedonia Poland , , , , Republic of Moldova Romania , , Russian Federation , Slovakia The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Ukraine , Latin American and Caribbean states Argentina , , Bahamas , Bolivia , , Brazil Chile , , , , , , , , Colombia , , Cuba , Dominican Republic Ecuador , El Salvador Guatemala , Jamaica , 92 99, Mexico , Nicaragua , Panama Paraguay Peru , , ,
5 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Suriname Trinidad and Tobago Uruguay , , , Venezuela , , Western European and Other states Australia , Austria , , , Belgium , , Canada , , , Denmark , , Finland , , France , Germany , Greece , , Israel , Italy , Netherlands , , , , , Norway , , Portugal Spain , , Sweden , , , Switzerland , , , Turkey , , , UK , USA
6 Annex II Members of the commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Previous membership Current membership African States Algeria , Angola Benin Botswana Burundi Cameroon Central African Republic Comoros Côte d Ívoire DR Congo , Egypt Eritrea Ethiopia Gambia Ghana , Kenya Lesotho Liberia Libya Mauritania Mauritius Morocco Namibia , Niger Nigeria Senegal Sierra Leone , South Africa , Sudan Togo Tunisia Uganda , UR of Tanzania Zambia Zimbabwe
7 Asia-Pacific States Afghanistan China India Indonesia , Iran Japan Pakistan , Philippines ROK , Qatar Saudi Arabia Thailand , UAE Thailand , Eastern European States Armenia Armenia Belarus , Bulgaria Croatia , Czech Republic , Republic of Moldova Romania Russian Federation Serbia Slovakia Ukraine Latin American and Caribbean States Argentina Bahamas Bolivia Brazil Chile , Colombia , Costa Rica Cuba ,
8 Ecuador El Salvador , , Guatemala Jamaica Mexico , Nicaragua Paraguay Peru , Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Uruguay , Western European and Other States Austria , Belgium Canada Finland France Germany Italy , , Norway Sweden Switzerland Turkey , UK USA