Additional Judicial Challenges Faced by Transitioning Democracies
July 16, 2020

Additional Judicial Challenges Faced by Transitioning Democracies

After independence, Montenegro adopted its constitution in 2007. The highest legal act of an independent and sovereign state of Montenegro, for the first time, stipulated that Montenegro was a state based on the rule of law. It is this constitutional determination that has directed our country to make fundamental changes to its own state system, in order to create democratic state institutions dedicated to the protection and respect of human rights and the fight against all forms of crimes.

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.

Prisoner Rehabilitation - Events - Virtual High-Level Event on prison brands
July 9, 2020

Virtual High-Level Event: How brands of prison products support prisoner reintegration

The provision of work programmes in prisons is one of the most effective ways to support prisoners' successful reintegration into society, providing them with income and with relevant skills to find employment and help reduce their recidivism.  Work programmes are sometimes associated with the creation of a brand of prison products, a measure that has been found reducing the social stigma associated to imprisonment, enhancing prisoners' self-esteem, while meeting consumers' demand for products that contribute to positive social goals.

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When: Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 3:00 PM CET

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

A global jury of children votes online in UNODC-sponsored Takorama Film Festival
July 7, 2020

A global jury of children votes online in UNODC-sponsored Takorama Film Festival

With an infinite curiosity and a predilection for voicing honest opinions, children tend to enjoy the mental exercise of ranking their favourite things. For the past two months, they were given the opportunity to watch short movies online and to vote on their preferences in the  Takorama Film Festival, designed by the association  Films pour enfants to engage children around the world with stimulating subjects and appealing animations.

This unique festival has accompanied children in various situations of COVID-19 lockdown and social distancing confinement, exposing them to artistic contributions which tackle solidarity, tolerance and respect for others - subjects which form an integral part of the work of  Education for Justice, an initiative of  UNODC's Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration.

The Supreme Courts Efforts to Prevent COVID-19s  Entry into the Federated States of Micronesia
July 6, 2020

The Supreme Court's Efforts to Prevent COVID-19's  Entry into the Federated States of Micronesia

As of May 1, 2020, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). On 3 April 2020, the Supreme Court joined the FSM National Government and the four State Governments efforts to keep the coronavirus out of the FSM. The Supreme Court issued Emergency Order No. 1, in response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.