12th Crime Congress

Volunteers get first exposure to major United Nations congress

Posted in Uncategorized by 12thcrimecongress on 12 April 2010

Even before the Member States sat down to discuss the items on the official agenda of the Congress, a group of young volunteers started arriving at the ancillary meeting office.
While a real army of volunteers has been recruited by the local authorities to ensure that this international meeting goes smoothly, the ones who showed up on our doorstep this morning are going to work exclusively on the events organized by civil society.

As either interpreters or drafters of reports, they will help ensure that the lessons learned, best practices and research findings of experts and activists are recorded and then shared with criminal justice practitioners and policymakers.

While most of the volunteers come from Brazil (Salvador, but also São Paulo), a group of about eight travelled from Argentina to provide interpretation services. Among them are students of law and young people working for NGOs that reach out to disadvantaged groups.


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