The 14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice is envisaged to be held from 7 to 12 March 2021
in Kyoto, Japan. The new date has been recommended by the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, as the preparatory
body of the Congress, together with pre-Congress consultations on 6 March 2021. The UN General Assembly is expected to formalize
the dates soon.
More information will be posted on the Crime Congress website in due course.
The Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is
Ms. Ghada Waly of Egypt, who took office on
1 February 2020. She holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.
The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is marked annually on 30 July. The day’s theme in 2020 is “Committed to the Cause - Working on the Frontline to End Human Trafficking."
This year’s theme focuses on the first responders to human trafficking. These are the people who work in different sectors
- identifying, supporting, counselling and seeking justice for victims of trafficking, and challenging the impunity of the
traffickers. During the COVID-19 crisis, the essential role of first responders has become even more important.