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    UNIS/MA/268
    Vienna, 29 January 2020

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    Media Accreditation for 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Japan in April now open

    VIENNA, 29 January (UN Information Service) - Media accreditation for the Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Kyoto, Japan, from 20 to 27 April 2020 is now open.

    The theme for the Fourteenth UN Crime Congress, which is hosted by the Government of Japan, will be: "Advancing crime prevention, criminal justice and the rule of law: towards the achievement of the 2020 Agenda for Sustainable Development."

    Media representatives wishing to cover the conference are advised to apply for accreditation in advance through the Media Accreditation Assistant at the United Nations Information Service Vienna by writing to press.vienna[at].un.org. Onsite registration at the Press Registration Counter of the Kyoto International Conference Centre will be possible from Wednesday, 15 April 2020. Applying in advance is recommended to avoid delays collecting badges at the conference venue. Criteria for media accreditation and information on the documents required are available on the UNIS website: http://www.unis.unvienna.org/unis/en/media/media_accreditation.html#Requirements   

    The Fourteenth UN Crime Congress brings 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 Fourteenth UN Crime Congress marks the sixty-fifth anniversary of United Nations congresses on crime prevention and criminal justice.

    Media facilities, including a press centre and a press briefing room (with interpretation for English/Japanese) will be available for media representatives at the Kyoto International Conference Centre.

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    For enquiries about media accreditation, please contact:

    Veronika Crowe-Mayerhofer
    News and Media Liaison Unit, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-3342
    Email: press[at]un.org

    For further information about the 14th UN Crime Congress and other media-related questions, please contact:

    Anne Thomas
    Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5588
    Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-5588
    Email: anne.thomas[at]un.org

    More information for the media is available at: www.unis.unvienna.org/unis/en/events/2020/crime_congress.html

    Conference website of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC): www.crimecongress.org  

    Conference website of the Host Country:  http://www.moj.go.jp/KYOTOCONGRESS2020/en/