Crime Prevention Through Sports - Events - Youth Crime Prevention in COVID times
August 10, 2020

Online workshop series: Youth Violence and Crime Prevention in the Context of COVID-19

Countries around the world are grappling with the many harmful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including health and socio-economic impacts. Young people are particularly vulnerable to the disruptions the pandemic has caused, and many are now at risk of being left behind in education, economic opportunities, and health and wellbeing during a crucial stage of their life development. Many of the hardships faced during the COVID-19 crisis are also known risk factors associated with crime, violence and drug use, and may expose youth to increased victimization and involvement with crime during and after the pandemic. 

To contribute to the global effort required to continue supporting and engaging youth during the COVID-19 era, UNODC, in the context of the Youth Crime Prevention component under the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, is organizing a series of online workshops on youth crime and violence prevention during and after the pandemic in different parts of the world.

UNODC and IOC enhance partnership to tackle crime in and through sport
August 3, 2020

UNODC and IOC enhance partnership to tackle crime in and through sport

Tackling crime in and through sport, protecting the credibility of sport and enhancing the strategic partnership between the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) were the key issues discussed by the Executive Director of UNODC, Ghada Waly, and the President of the IOC, Thomas Bach, who met virtually on Tuesday, 21 July 2020. 

Ms. Waly said that "to build back better post-COVID, we need sport to achieve more inclusive, just and safe societies". She underlined that sport is key in promoting gender equality and female empowerment, as well as the inclusion of vulnerable populations. 

At HLPF 2020, UNODC partners highlight key, multidimensional approaches being taken by Doha Declaration in promoting peace, justice and SDG 16
July 10, 2020

At HLPF 2020, UNODC partners highlight key, multidimensional approaches being taken by Doha Declaration in promoting peace, justice and SDG 16

As the main United Nations platform on sustainable development, the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is an annual gathering of Member States designed to follow-up and review the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As in previous years, HLPF 2020 offers a platform to debate issues impacting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including successes and challenges; however, unlike former gatherings, this year has seen a largely virtual format, in response to COVID-19.

Strengthening prevention efforts in addressing drivers of violent extremism and radicalization among young people, UNODC launches new Guide on Preventing Violent Extremism through Sport
July 2, 2020

Strengthening prevention efforts in addressing drivers of radicalization among young people, UNODC launches new Guide on Preventing Violent Extremism through Sport

Countries around the world are grappling with a surge in radicalization and violent extremism, which disproportionally affects young people. This trend is associated in part with the political and socioeconomic disaffection of young men, and increasingly young women, who join terrorist groups such as Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab and Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant; and with the far right, neo-fascist and white separatist movements gaining traction across western societies, including Europe and North America. In looking at ways to address this, there has been growing understanding that security-based responses to violent extremism must be accompanied by a focus on more preventative efforts.

Crime Prevention Through Sports - Events - Launch of Technical Guide on Preventing Violent Extremism through Sports
June 23, 2020

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

This Technical Guide provides comprehensive guidance on how sport and sport-based programmes can be used in the context of Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) to address related risk and protective factors. The event will highlight the important role that sport can play in preventing violent extremism and will serve to share experiences from states and civil society organizations on the effective integration of sport in national policy frameworks and the implementation of sport-based programmes.

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When: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 2:00 PM CET

Where: Online/Microsoft Teams (registered participants will receive a link to join the event)