Education for Justice

The Education for Justice (E4J) initiative seeks to prevent crime and promote a culture of lawfulness through education activities designed for primary, secondary and tertiary levels. These activities help educators teach the next generation to better understand and address problems that can undermine the rule of law and encourage students to actively engage in their communities and future professions in this regard. A set of products and activities for the primary and secondary levels is being developed in partnership with UNESCO.

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Primary Education Materials

Learn more about the tools developed by E4J for primary education, including educational materials for teachers, parents, students and education policymakers.

Secondary Education Materials

Learn more about tools developed by E4J for secondary education, including materials for teachers, students and Model United Nations.

Tertiary Education Materials

Learn more about the 100+ university modules developed by E4J across UNODC mandate areas in consultation with academics from more than 400 universities in 96 countries.

Strengthening the rule of law through education – a special CCPCJ side event
May 20, 2019

Strengthening the rule of law through education - a special CCPCJ side event

It has long been established that the earlier education starts on certain subjects, such as civic rights and duties, the better children tend to absorb the lessons.  UNODC's Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration works tirelessly to promote a culture of lawfulness, in particular to younger generations through the  Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, and in partnership with established education experts such as  UNESCO.

In the latest event they convened jointly to continue advancing this important educational agenda, E4J and UNESCO have kicked off their participation at the  28 th Commission for Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice with a main side event focusing on strengthening the rule of law through education, the subject of their  joint guide for policymakers published this year.

The Zorbs, Ambassadors of Peace, Justice and Rule of Law, received by UNODC Executive Director
May 16, 2019

The Zorbs, Ambassadors of Peace, Justice and Rule of Law, received by UNODC Executive Director

A particularly colourful delegation visited the Vienna International Centre this week, to present its credentials to Yury Fedotov, UNODC Executive Director and Director-General of the  United Nations Office in Vienna.  The Zorbs, whose own planet fell into a terrible conflict, travelled to Planet Earth so they could help the children of the world understand the many dangers which can jeopardize peace.

Mr. Fedotov welcomed The Zorbs on their first official visit and accepted their credentials as Ambassadors of Peace, Justice and the Rule of Law. "You have the honour of representing UNODC and leading by example," he told his special guests. "I fully support you in your work."

Having their say on SDG16, youth tell E4J how to continue empowering them
April 25, 2019

Having their say on SDG16, youth tell E4J how to continue empowering them

"You are never too young to lead, and never too old to learn," once remarked the late United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, an observation which many young people around the world are eagerly adopting as a mantra, leading by example and making officials and policymakers take notice.

This month, hundreds of young people gathered in New York City for ECOSOC's (United Nations Economic and Social Council) annual Youth Forum, modelled after the High-Level Political Forum - which reviews the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

This year, participating youth's focus was on several SDGs including goal 16, which is the remit of UNODC.

Fun Corner

Here you find educational tools and materials developed by E4J and other relevant stakeholders for children aged 6 to 12 years. It is a space for kids to watch educational videos, create comic strips and play educational games.

Model United Nations

Model United Nations (MUN) conferences offer a popular way to learn about the United Nations' mandate areas and to give tomorrow's leaders an insight into negotiating at the international level. E4J developed a Resource Guide to support those who organize MUN conferences to incorporate issues from UNODC mandate areas into their conferences.