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    4 February 2015

    Media Accreditation for 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice to be held in Qatar now open

    VIENNA, 4 February (UN Information Service) - Media accreditation for the Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha, Qatar, from 12-19 April 2015 is now open.

    Fill out the form here. Although accreditation will be available at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), Doha, representatives of the media are strongly encouraged to apply for accreditation in advance, to avoid delays in collecting their badges.

    Enquiries should be addressed to the Media Accreditation Assistant at: press[at]

    The theme for the Thirteenth Congress, which is hosted by the Government of Qatar, will be "Integrating crime prevention and criminal justice into the wider United Nations agenda to address social and economic challenges and to promote the rule of law at the national and international levels, and public participation".

    Crime congresses have been held every five years since 1955 in different parts of the world and have contributed to shaping international and domestic policies and promoting novel thinking and approaches to complex issues at the heart of one of the key institutions of the modern state: the criminal justice system.

    The Thirteenth Crime Congress will bring together the largest and most diverse gathering of policymakers and practitioners in the area of crime prevention and criminal justice, as well as individual experts from academia, representatives of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, specialized agencies and other United Nations entities, and the media.

    The Thirteenth Crime Congress marks the sixtieth anniversary of United Nations congresses on crime prevention and criminal justice.

    Accreditation at the Congress Venue:

    Registration will begin on Wednesday, 8 April 2015 from 10:00 - 18:00 hours. As of Saturday, 11 April 2015, the registration desk will be open from 08:00 to 18:00 hours

    For further information on media accreditation, please contact:

    Veronika Crowe-Mayerhofer
    Accreditation Assistant, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-3342
    Email: press[at]

    For other media-related questions, please contact:

    Anne Thomas
    Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: +43 1 260 60 - 5588
    Email: anne.thomas[at]

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