October 28, 2019

Empowering the Next Generation to Transform the World

The Global Doha Declaration Programme organized a seminar at the historic Diplomatic Academy of Vienna to empower future diplomats to transform the world promoting a culture of lawfulness.

May 16, 2019

Breaking the Cycle of Reoffending in Zambia

As part of its global efforts to reduce reoffending and provide prisoners with #ANewChance upon release, UNODC recently opened two new rehabilitation centres in Zambia. The new facilities are aimed at curbing recidivism in the country and promoting social reintegration

December 14, 2018

#ANewChance in Bolivia: A Better Solution to a Safer Society

Prisoners might be deprived of their freedom but not their rights!

Under the Doha Declaration Global Programme, we are working hard to promote prisoner rehabilitation and provide inmates with #ANewChance.

November 29, 2017

Derrick's Story - A New Chance

In this podcast, we talk to Derrick who spent six years in prison in Zambia before being acquitted. We spoke about life in prison and his decision to open up a Prisoner Reintegration and Empowerment Organization, which - supported by UNODC's Doha Declaration Global Programme - helps former prisoners start a new life.

May 16, 2017

Building a global brand of prison products

Work-related activities within prisons play a critical role for both prisoners and society. Rehabilitation provides prisoners an opportunity to develop skills, increase post-release employability and contribute to families and society.

UNODC's work supports this and we're looking to build a global brand of prison products to further boost rehabilitation efforts. Recently prison practitioners from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, EL Salvador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay gathered to discuss this issue, bringing with them a vast selection of items from their countries.

 

April 5, 2017

Prisoner rehabilitation: Prisoner rehabilitation: Uju Agomoh, UNODC Nigeria (Part 1)

Prison-based rehabilitation is a complex issue: while prisoners typically face a range of social, economic and personal challenges that may complicate their social reintegration into society, prisons often lack sufficient infrastructure, programmes, and resources, and may even exacerbate these problems.

In order to reduce re-offending, therefore, it is crucial to actively prepare prisoners for their successful re-settlement in society.

With this in mind, UNODC are hosting Expert Group Meetings and workshops to bring together a number of experts in a bid to encourage a comprehensive, rehabilitative approach to prison management.

We spoke with Uju Agomoh, National Project Coordinator with UNODC in Nigeria about the main benefits of rehabilitation programmes in prisons during one of these meetings.

April 5, 2017

Prisoner rehabilitation: Prisoner rehabilitation: Uju Agomoh, UNODC Nigeria (Part 2)

Prison-based rehabilitation is a complex issue: while prisoners typically face a range of social, economic and personal challenges that may complicate their social reintegration into society, prisons often lack sufficient infrastructure, programmes, and resources, and may even exacerbate these problems.

In order to reduce re-offending, therefore, it is crucial to actively prepare prisoners for their successful re-settlement in society.

With this in mind, UNODC are hosting Expert Group Meetings and workshops to bring together a number of experts in a bid to encourage a comprehensive, rehabilitative approach to prison management.

We spoke with Uju Agomoh, National Project Coordinator with UNODC in Nigeria about the main benefits of rehabilitation programmes in prisons during one of these meetings.

April 3, 2017

Prisoner rehabilitation: Minette Plaatjies, Department of Correctional Services, South Africa

Prison-based rehabilitation is a complex issue: while prisoners typically face a range of social, economic and personal challenges that may complicate their social reintegration into society, prisons often lack sufficient infrastructure, programmes, and resources, and may even exacerbate these problems.

In order to reduce re-offending, therefore, it is crucial to actively prepare prisoners for their successful re-settlement in society.

With this in mind, UNODC are hosting Expert Group Meetings and workshops to bring together a number of experts in a bid to encourage a comprehensive, rehabilitative approach to prison management.

We spoke with Minette Plaatjies, Director in the Department of Correctional Services in South Africa during one of these meetings to find out her thoughts.