UNODC leverages sport to leave no one behind during COVID-19
September 17, 2020

UNODC leverages sport to leave no one behind during COVID-19

One of the many impacts of containment measures, including confinement, is the limitation of young people's participation in public life and sports events. Indeed, these were often part of their pre-pandemic daily routine and as has been observed, society's most vulnerable are often those most affected by the dramatic decrease in participation opportunities.

To counter this in Kyrgyzstan, UNODC and the Ministry of Education and Science recently partnered to provide children and youth across the country with opportunities for positive engagement and to foster physical activity and social inclusion during COVID-19.

One such opportunity was the  Line Up Live Up online challenge, a video competition organized during the month of July.

UNESCO-UNODC regional dialogue series: Giving youth a voice to build a fair post-COVID world
September 16, 2020

UNESCO-UNODC regional dialogue series: Giving youth a voice to build a fair post-COVID world

A joint UNESCO-UNODC partnership working to promote the rule of law through education is launching a series of virtual regional dialogues to bring young people together with policymakers to hear what they want from education and justice systems in the post COVID-19 future.

The dialogues will focus on Central America, South Asia and Europe and the Middle East and North Africa and will seize the opportunity for change offered by the pandemic to build discussion among young people, policy-makers, educators and representatives from education and justice sectors to engage them in building back better.

UNODC & FIFA partner to kick out corruption and foster youth development through football
September 15, 2020

UNODC & FIFA partner to kick out corruption and foster youth development through football

UNODC and the world football's governing body, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to step up their joint cooperation to address threats to sport posed by crime.

The MoU, which was signed at UNODC's Vienna-based headquarters by UNODC Executive Director Ghada Waly and FIFA President Gianni Infantino during the 'Tackling Corruption and Crime in and through Sport' event, also pledges to consider ways in which football can be used as a vehicle to strengthen youth resilience to crime and substance use through the provision of life-skills training.

As COVID-19 changes educational approaches, UNODC partners with Tele-Ecole to use the power of television and streaming to engage youth on rule of law
September 11, 2020

As COVID-19 changes educational approaches, UNODC partners with  Télé-Ecole to use the power of television and streaming to engage youth on rule of law

Worldwide, schooling in 2020 has been marked by unprecedented interruptions to children's learning and teacher's efforts to educate. With COVID-19 first leading to school closures, and later to social distancing measures, the pandemic has forced educational systems to adapt and develop new ways of learning, as well as identify solutions to mobilize youth remotely. In West Africa, where the COVID-19 reaction measures reflect much of the rest of the world, one of the ways this is now being achieved is through the region's first educational television station,  Télé-Ecole, with whom UNODC recently partnered.

The Practical Experience of Chinese Courts in Promoting Judicial Integrity
September 10, 2020

The Practical Experience of Chinese Courts in Promoting Judicial Integrity

Since ancient times, China has always advocated for a culture of integrity. The famous philosopher Confucius once said, "An intellectual who inspires himself in the pursuit of truth, but is ashamed of old clothes and coarse food, is not worth consulting." Attaching great importance to judicial integrity, China's Chief Justice Zhou Qiang clearly points out that "Judicial corruption should be resolutely punished with a zero-tolerance attitude." The  Criminal Law of the People's Republic of China and the  Judges Law of the People's Republic of China have made provisions for the corrupt behaviour of judges, such as the perversion of justice for bribes and abuse of power.