12th Crime Congress

About the Congress

Posted in Uncategorized by 12thcrimecongress on 9 April 2010

The countdown has started: today is my last day at work before I leave for Brazil tomorrow morning and it’s only three days to the start of the Congress. Since I’m not on site yet, below is some official information (some of it taken from the press kit prepared by the United Nations Information Service in Vienna and shown in the picture).

The Twelfth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice is a global forum bringing together a diverse gathering of policymakers and practitioners in crime prevention and criminal justice.

Between 12 and 19 April 2010, government representatives will meet in Salvador, Brazil, to discuss a wide range of issues, including youth and crime, smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons, money-laundering, corruption, cybercrime and violence against migrants. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, based in Vienna, acts as secretariat of the Congress. For the official agenda, click here.

In addition, over 70 so-called “ancillary” meetings will be held by experts from research institutes affiliated with the United Nations, non-governmental organizations, think tanks and other entities working on issues related to crime prevention, criminal justice and the rule of law. Some of their presentations will be on issues that are already on the agenda to be discussed by governments (youth and crime, for example), while others are not (victims’ rights is one). For more information about the workshops and presentations offered, click here.

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