The 14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice will be held from 7 to 12 March 2021 in Kyoto, Japan. The new date had 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 and the UN General Assembly has formally decided on these dates.
More information will be posted on the Crime Congress website in due course.

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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.


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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

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.


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