May 15, 2020

Boosting Hygiene in Prisons: a New Chance to fight COVID-19

"Clean hands are key to fighting #COVID19" is the firm recommendation from WHO and healthcare workers worldwide. In prisons, poor hygiene can boost transmission of infections. Here's how UNODC's Global Doha Declaration Programme and the Namibian Correctional Service are working to solve this.

May 11, 2020

The Use of Artificial Intelligence in the Administration of Justice

The first webinar hosted by the Global Judicial Integrity Network addressed Artificial Intelligence in the Administration of Justice. Guest speaker: Karen Yeung of the University of Birmingham.

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.

April 29, 2020

The Light Beyond Bars: a New Chance  in Namibia

As part of its global efforts to reduce reoffending and provide prisoners with #ANewChance upon release, UNODC helps implement rehabilitation programmes that focus on vocational and cognitive skills training. Together with the Namibian Correctional Service, it launched two facilities to provide inmates skills training on soap production and hydroponics. Initiated under the UNODC's Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, new facilities are aimed at curbing recidivism in the country and promoting social reintegration.

April 23, 2020

Rule of Law Champion Damaris Akhigbe

Young rule of law champion Damaris Akhigbe from Nigeria wrote and performed a heartfelt spoken word piece "I AM CHANGE" urging people to be united against corruption .

April 17, 2020

Becoming a New Person - The Story of Mathias Shangheta

Strong prisoner rehabilitation programmes can transform the lives of prisoners upon release. Mathias Shangheta spent 12 years in prison in the Namibian capital, Windhoek. Part of the Namibian Correctional Service, the facility offered a rehabilitation programme, including workshops on respectful communication, life skills and vocational training. Using this time constructively with an eye to the future, Mathias was able to obtain a certificate in plumbing and pipe fitting and used this opportunity to get a job as a plumber at the Namibian Ministry of Justice once released. "To be in prison is not the end of the world, but you must change your behaviour. When one day you come outside, then you become a new person", - encourages Mathias.

April 16, 2020

Global Education Coalition for COVID-19 Response: a message from the UNODC Executive Director

UNODC is pleased to join the COVID-19 Education Coalition under the leadership of UNESCO. These are difficult times and we must pool our collective expertise, resources and solidarity to ensure continuity and provision of quality education for children and youth. While the current crisis is an unprecedented global challenge it is at the same time creating unparalleled opportunities to reinvent the way young people engage and build trust with our public institutions and to never stop learning.

April 2, 2020

The Global Judicial Integrity Network: Representation of Women in the Judiciary

Judge Fatima Al-Mal of Qatar speaks with the Global Judicial Integrity Network about her experiences as a female judge, as well as how to improve the representation of women in the judiciary.