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The Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice was held in Doha, Qatar, from 12 to 19 April 2015. The overall theme, agenda items and the topics for the workshops of the Thirteenth Congress were determined by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 67/184 and reiterated in its resolution 68/185 adopted on 18 December 2013. The General Assembly also advanced preparations for the Thirteenth Congress through its resolutions 65/230 and 66/179. At its 23rd session in May 2014, the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice dealt with outstanding organisational and substantive matters and recommended a draft resolution entitled "Follow-up to the Twelfth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and preparations for the Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice" for final adoption by the General Assembly, which was approved by the Economic and Social Council on 16 July (ECOSOC resolution E/2014/154). Further information is contained in the most recent report of the Secretary-General on preparations for the Thirteenth Congress.

The discussion guide for the regional preparatory meetings for the Thirteenth Congress and for the Congress was reviewed and finalized by the Secretariat following the 22nd session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, taking into account the recommendations of the Commission, as well as additional comments and feedback from Member States.

In 2014, four regional preparatory meetings were held in Latin America and the Caribbean, West Asia, Asia and the Pacific, and Africa. Participants examined the issues to be discussed at the Thirteenth Congress and made action-oriented recommendations for consideration by the Congress.

Further information is contained in the most recent  Report of the Secretary General on preparations for the Thirteenth Congress.

The overall theme, agenda items and the topics for the workshops of the Thirteenth Congress were determined by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 67/184 and reiterated in its resolution 68/185 adopted on 18 December 2013.

Preparations

In its resolution 65/230, the General Assembly accepted with gratitude the offer of the Government of Qatar to act as host to the Thirteenth Congress. The Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) in Doha, Qatar, will be the venue of the Thirteenth Congress, to be held from Sunday, 12 to Sunday, 19 April 2015 with pre-Congress consultations scheduled for Saturday, 11 April 2015.

6 February 2015
starting at 10.00 AM, in conference room C3, C-Building, Vienna International Centre (VIC)
Briefing on the work of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, in particular relating to its preparations for the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Powerpoint Slides

2014 Regional Preparatory Meetings

Participation

Participation of non-governmental organizations
Participation of individual experts

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Frequently Asked Questions
Information Note for Participants

 

 

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