February 25, 2021

Rule of Law Conversations: Ep2 - The Evolution of Law: Past, Present and Future

We often think of laws as a list of dos and don'ts, but what are they really meant for, and how can we make power less one-sided and prone to abuse? Episode 2 of UNODC's interview series, 'Rule of Law Conversations', features social historian, Arash Azizi, who chats to the Doha Declaration Global Programme about the history and intent behind designing societies around the law.

February 18, 2021

Rule of Law Conversations: Ep1 - The Rule of Law: a Pillar of Democracy

In episode 1 of UNODC's new interview series, 'Rule of Law Conversations', the Doha Declaration Global Programme chats to Betsy Apple, Advocacy Director and Head of Democracy and the Rule of Law Division at the Open Society Justice Initiative, about these and other issues on this critical topic.

February 17, 2021

Promoting peace, justice & the rule of law: the journey of UNODC's Doha Declaration Global Programme

Since its inception in 2016, the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration has reached literally millions of people across the world, promoting peace, justice and the rule of law. Through education; through sports; through prisoner rehabilitation; and through promoting a corruption-free judiciary, UNODC has been working tirelessly to leave a lasting impact on global crime prevention and criminal justice efforts. As we move from one Crime Congress to the next, this video showcases just a handful of those with whom we've collaborated, offering their voices on role of this unique Global Programme.

February 11, 2021

The Global Judicial Integrity Network: The Role of Public Information Officers in Courts

This episode features Associate Professor Jane Johnston of the University of Queensland in Australia. She speaks with the Global Judicial Integrity Network on the role that public information officers play in the judiciary, as well as discussing their history and how social media has changed their position.

February 5, 2021

Education and Youth Engagement

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.

February 5, 2021

Reducing Re-offending

11 million people worldwide are incarcerated. Imprisonment does not help people to successfully reintegrate into society. Providing rehabilitation programmes helps to reduce reoffending and improve community safety. Reducing reoffending: identifying risks and developing solutions will be discussed in workshop 2 during the 14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Kyoto/Japan 2021.

January 26, 2021

The impact of sport and sport-based interventions in preventing youth violence, crime and drug use

Sport can be a powerful tool to engage communities and prevent crime, violence and drug use among youth. As part of the Doha Declaration Global Programme, UNODC's Youth Crime Prevention through Sport initiative has developed "Line Up Live Up", an evidence-informed, sport-based life skills training for youth that aims to increase resilience to crime, violence and drug use among young people. Providing key elements from this approach, a new publication - Youth Crime prevention through Sport: Insights from the UNODC "Line Up Live Up" Pilot Programme - has been developed, offering an analysis of monitoring and evaluation data collected during the pilot phase of the programme (2017-2019), and the two impact assessment studies conducted in South Africa and Brazil, thereby contributing to building the evidence base on the use of sport to reduce violence. The following is from the virtual launch of the publication in January 2021, with interventions from States, academia, civil society and UNODC. Visit www.unodc.org/sports for more and to download this new resource.

January 26, 2021

The Global Judicial Integrity Network:  Improving Access to Justice through Community Outreach

The Global Judicial Integrity Network interviews Judge Halsey and Judge Strand of the Judiciary of Minnesota in the United States on community outreach practices, including their public access television show.