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.

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.

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.