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 useful in reducing the social stigma associated to imprisonment and in enhancing prisoners' self-esteem, while meeting consumers' demand for products that contribute to positive social goals.
Under the Doha Declaration Global Programme, UNODC has developed a Practical Guide to Creating a Brand of Prison Products to support Member States in developing or enhancing a brand of prison products or services, in full compliance with international standards and norms applicable to prison-based work programmes and prisoners' working conditions.
Date and time
Tuesday, 21 July 2020 | 09:00 Asunción |15:00 Vienna | 21:00 Kuala Lumpur
H.E. Ambassador Sultan bin Salmeen Almansouri, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations in Vienna
Presentations of national brands:
H.E. Ms. Cecilia Pérez Rivas, Minister of Justice, Paraguay
Ms. Anke Ter Hoeve-Van Heek, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations in Vienna
Mr. Wan Ramzan bin Wan Ahmad, Senior Assistant Commissioner, Prison Department, Malaysia
Introduction to the Practical Guide:
Ms. Muriel Jourdan-Ethvignot, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, UNODC
Mr. Marco Teixeira, Senior Programme Officer, Coordinator of the Doha Global Programme, UNODC
If you missed the virtual high-level event, catch the full video with speakers, presentations and Q&A online here.