Serving society and the environment, UNODC launches hydroponics and soap production prisoner rehabilitation projects in Namibia
February 13, 2020

Serving society and the environment, UNODC launches hydroponics and soap production prisoner rehabilitation projects in Namibia

Penitentiary systems around the world, often with the support of UNODC, are increasingly adopting innovative practices to rehabilitate prisoners before their reinsertion into society. Moving away from traditional sentences meant to merely punish, such programmes are aimed at re-educating prisoners and helping them avoid recidivism, while preparing them to sustain themselves financially and make a positive contribution to society. UNODC's Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration has implemented numerous types of rehabilitative programmes in the prisons of participating Member States, ranging from vocational trainings and certifications to manufacturing.

Application of a Code of Conduct for Judges
February 4, 2020

Application of a Code of Conduct for Judges

Judges are the public face of justice and of the rule of law. As such, they have a duty to live up to the highest standards of integrity and impartiality in order to preserve public trust in what is a most fundamental pillar of democracy. 

Codes of conduct are a pivotal instrument to translate core values into behavioural norms. They do not only have an aspirational nature, showing the best path to resolve ethical dilemmas, but they must also be effectively implemented in practice. In keeping with safeguarding judicial independence, implementation must come first and foremost from within the judiciary itself. 

Global gathering in Vienna marks the successes of UNODC’s Line Up, Live Up
January 27, 2020

Global gathering in Vienna marks the successes of UNODC's Line Up, Live Up

The concept of sport for development has become an integral part of development agendas around the world and has been incorporated in various ways into them. Recognized as a powerful contributor to the empowerment of communities and to their social progress, especially for youth, sport has an overwhelmingly positive effect on those who practice it. For the past four years, UNODC's Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration has been working on crime prevention through several components, benefitting hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world.  With its Youth Crime Prevention through Sports  component, UNODC has focused on engaging youth from marginalized and at-risk communities, promoting sports while inculcating and strengthening positive life skills and values which can help young people better navigate daily challenges in life.

Malaysia's Mobile Court - Judging in the Still of the Forest
December 20, 2019

Malaysia's Mobile Court - Judging in the Still of the Forest

As exotic as it may sound, judging issues and problems in the far reaches of Malaysia's interior is certainly no mean feat.

Large swathes of people in rural Malaysia live in remote corners, especially in the states of Sabah and Sarawak (formerly known as North Borneo) - home of the famed "Man from Sandakan". Most of the populace in these parts are indigenous. By and large, they are vulnerable by reason of their poverty and intellectual disadvantage.

United Against Corruption: Youth at the Forefront - International Anti-Corruption Day 2019
December 16, 2019

United Against Corruption: Youth at the Forefront - International Anti-Corruption Day 2019

New Delhi, India / 9 December 2019. Observing the International Anti-Corruption Day 2019, UNODC South Asia engaged with over 5000 students and educators from Delhi, Gurugram and Bengaluru to strengthen youth action against corruption. Extending support to UNODC's Education for Justice Initiative (E4J), schools convened a range of interactive activities, pledge drives, skits and workshops to sensitise students on corruption and its impact of society.