December 14, 2020


This video shows two young people running in different contexts, and how sport helps one of them overcome obstacles in life.

November 3, 2020

Youth resilience & lowering recruitment by gangs and organized criminal networks: COP10 Side Event

This virtual high-level side event held during COP10 underlined the importance of prevention programmes for vulnerable youth as part of comprehensive strategies to counter gang violence and organized crime. Panelists shared experiences from Latin America on the use of innovative approaches, such as through sport, to reach young people at risk of victimization and involvement in crime. Specifically, and building on the work of UNODC, the event highlighted the use of sport as a tool to build youth and community resilience by strengthening key personal and social life skills, and by generating safe public spaces that facilitate positive youth engagement in marginalized communities.

September 24, 2020

UNODC Explains: The role of building life skills to counter youth crime

Worldwide, how big of a problem is youth crime? How can youth be led away from a life of crime?  Find out more in this new episode of UNODC Explains.

August 10, 2020

Youth Crime Prevention during COVID-19 in South Africa

This workshop analysed the risk factors of youth crime and victimization, in particular in the context of increased vulnerabilities during COVID-19, and identified existing and future responses in South Africa. Responses were discussed in the context of South Africa's 2016 White paper on Safety and Security, which promotes a multi-agency, developmental approach to crime prevention.

July 8, 2020

Virtual Launch Event: Technical Guide on Preventing Violent Extremism through Sports

The Technical Guide, developed in the context of the Youth Crime Prevention through Sport Initiative under the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, provides comprehensive guidance on how sport and sport-based programmes can be used in the context of Preventing Violent Extremism to address related risk and protective factors. The guide identifies five areas of intervention through sports, namely safe spaces, social inclusion, education, empowerment and resilience, to prevent radicalization and violent extremism among youth, and provides guidance on strengthening the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of sport-based initiatives.

July 6, 2020

Rule of Law Champion Ana Joselina Fortín

What makes Olympic swimmer Ana Joselina Fortín a Rule of Law Champion? Her recipe for success that she teaches youth!
1. Be disciplined
2. Always give more than 100% in everything you do
3. Choose the right path to achieve what you want

May 7, 2020

Rule of Law Champion Vania Masías

Talented kids dancing in the street inspired Vania Masías to launch social project, D1. She's now helped over 11,000 youth become more resilient to risky habits thru the power of dance.

January 22, 2020

Preventing youth crime and violence through sport

Sport has great potential to empower youth and help them find the right path in life! Don't you agree? The #LineUpLiveUp global initiative on youth crime prevention uses sport to empower young people from marginalized communities and help them develop essential life skills that increase adaptive and positive behaviour addressing vulnerabilities that are linked to violence, crime and drug use.