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ISPAC - International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme

The task of ISPAC, drawing on the contributions of Non-Governmental Organizations, academic institutions and other relevant entities, is to assist the United Nations in criminal justice related programme formulation and implementation, to conduct or collaborate in scientific research, as a basis for policy development and action, and to provide access to the services and expertise of the constituent organizations, including technical assistance, training and education, research, monitoring and evaluation. One of the principal goals of ISPAC is to enhance the contributions of Non-Governmental Organizations from developing countries. One method used by ISPAC is the convening of annual conferences devoted to topical subjects as agreed upon by the ISPAC Board in consultation with the UN Secretariat. ISPAC also serves as the body for the coordination of NGO activities and ancillary meetings at the United Nations Crime Congresses.