New dates for the 14th UN Crime Congress agreed: 7-12 March 2021
VIENNA, 13 August (UN Information Service) - The 14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice will be held from 7 to 12 March 2021 in Kyoto, Japan. The UN General Assembly has formally decided on these dates which had been recommended by the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, as the preparatory body of the Crime Congress. There will be pre-Congress consultations on 6 March 2021.
The 14th Congress was originally scheduled to take place in Kyoto, Japan, on 20-27 April 2020, and postponed, due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. The 14th Congress is scheduled to take place at the same venue, and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Host Country, Japan will be working closely to adjust the format, if and where needed, including through the use of virtual platforms, to ensure inclusiveness.
Advancing the rule of law: towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
People everywhere want to be free from fear of all forms of crime and violence and feel safe as they go about their lives. Peaceful, just and inclusive societies are necessary to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The interrelationship between the rule of law and development will be the focus on the fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice which takes place from 7 to 12 March 2021 in Kyoto, Japan.
The UN Crime Congress, hosted by the Government of Japan, brings together experts, policymakers and governments to discuss how to advance crime prevention, criminal justice and the rule of law: towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Some of the topics that will be discussed include cybercrime, access to justice, reducing reoffending, empowering communities to prevent crime and human trafficking.
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