December 14, 2020


This video shows the role of sport in the life of Shakhnoza Mirzaeva, Uzbek world para-canoe champion and holder of a license for the Paralympic Games.

December 14, 2020

Before a life choice

This video explores a choice that a young man makes in his life and, thanks to the examples set by national sports Champions, who show the positive role sport played in their lives, this sound choice changes his destiny for the better.

December 14, 2020

Hockey player

This video shows the role of sport in building resilience to crime and in strengthening self-awareness and the ability to resist negative peer pressure.

December 14, 2020


This video shows two young people running in different contexts, and how sport helps one of them overcome obstacles in life.

November 3, 2020

Youth resilience & lowering recruitment by gangs and organized criminal networks: COP10 Side Event

This virtual high-level side event held during COP10 underlined the importance of prevention programmes for vulnerable youth as part of comprehensive strategies to counter gang violence and organized crime. Panelists shared experiences from Latin America on the use of innovative approaches, such as through sport, to reach young people at risk of victimization and involvement in crime. Specifically, and building on the work of UNODC, the event highlighted the use of sport as a tool to build youth and community resilience by strengthening key personal and social life skills, and by generating safe public spaces that facilitate positive youth engagement in marginalized communities.

September 24, 2020

UNODC Explains: The role of building life skills to counter youth crime

Worldwide, how big of a problem is youth crime? How can youth be led away from a life of crime?  Find out more in this new episode of UNODC Explains.

August 10, 2020

Youth Crime Prevention during COVID-19 in South Africa

This workshop analysed the risk factors of youth crime and victimization, in particular in the context of increased vulnerabilities during COVID-19, and identified existing and future responses in South Africa. Responses were discussed in the context of South Africa's 2016 White paper on Safety and Security, which promotes a multi-agency, developmental approach to crime prevention.

July 8, 2020

Virtual Launch Event: Technical Guide on Preventing Violent Extremism through Sports

The Technical Guide, developed in the context of the Youth Crime Prevention through Sport Initiative under the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, provides comprehensive guidance on how sport and sport-based programmes can be used in the context of Preventing Violent Extremism to address related risk and protective factors. The guide identifies five areas of intervention through sports, namely safe spaces, social inclusion, education, empowerment and resilience, to prevent radicalization and violent extremism among youth, and provides guidance on strengthening the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of sport-based initiatives.