Kyoto UN Crime Congress postponed: announcement from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and Japan

    VIENNA, 20 March 2020 (UN Service) - "We regret to announce that, due to the worldwide situation related to COVID-19 and related factors, the 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, scheduled to be held in Kyoto, Japan, on 20-27 April 2020, will be postponed to an as yet undetermined later date.  We expect that the General Assembly will formalize the postponement soon. UNODC and the Host Country Japan are in consultation on possible new dates and are working closely with the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, which serves as the preparatory body for the Congress.  Additional information will be shared in due course."

    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 20 to 27 April 2020 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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