This event will showcase UNODC's multidimensional approach to promote SDG 16 through its Global Programme for the Doha Declaration, with the support of the State of Qatar. This Global Programme has worked with Member States in the area of judicial integrity, prisons, youth and education to promote the rule of law, closely linked to SDG 16. Member States (El Salvador, Namibia and Peru) involved in the Global Programme will address the impact of multidimensional work on SDG 16.
Furthermore, the event will ignite interactive exchanges on the mutual reinforcing relationship between SDG 16 and other goals that drive the force of the Global Programme, along with promoting reflections on the challenges presented by the recently launched Decade of Action.
The event will feature speakers from El Salvador, the State of Qatar and other Member States and institutions involved in the Global Programme’s multidimensional promotion of SDG16 and related goals.
Interventions from the floor are encouraged through questions and comments directly linked to the subject issue of the event.
Thursday, 9 July 2020, 8:00 AM New York time (EST)
Online (Zoom): Participants will be required to register in order to participate.
Interpretation will be provided into Spanish and Arabic.
Introduction by the Moderator
The 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, held in Doha, Qatar in April 2015, resulted in an unprecedented call for action: its UN General Assembly adopted a political declaration, calling for a wider integration of crime prevention and criminal justice issues in the broader UN agenda and thus into the political agendas of Member States. This Declaration was used as a basis for the development of a unique global programme to implement the policy directives as contained in the Declaration itself (A/RES/70/174) and by doing so it provides an important contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Promoting the rule of law is key to advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration promotes the rule of law in a multidimensional approach with the generous contribution and key support of the State of Qatar. This Global Programme tangibly contributes to the implementation of SDGs 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11 and 17 through a cross-cutting linkage with SDG16, which is at the core of UNODC’s mandate. The Global Programme is committed to assist countries in strengthening crime prevention efforts, solidifying criminal justice institutions, fighting corruption, and upholding the rule of law through the following thematic pillars:
Through this multidimensional targeted approach, the Programme reached 1.9 million individuals from 192 countries, and over 55,000 people have benefitted from the support provided through over 500 direct capacity-building activities. The international community has welcomed these successes with great enthusiasm and noted that these activities have resulted in impactful stories that have reverberated in different countries around the globe.