Education for Justice

The Education for Justice (E4J) initiative seeks to prevent crime and promote a culture of lawfulness through education activities designed for primary, secondary and tertiary levels. These activities help educators teach the next generation to better understand and address problems that can undermine the rule of law and encourage students to actively engage in their communities and future professions in this regard. A set of products and activities for the primary and secondary levels is being developed in partnership with UNESCO.

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Primary Education Materials

Learn more about the tools developed by E4J for primary education, including educational materials for teachers, parents, students and education policymakers.

Secondary Education Materials

Learn more about tools developed by E4J for secondary education, including materials for teachers, students and Model United Nations.

Tertiary Education Materials

Learn more about the 100+ university modules developed by E4J across UNODC mandate areas in consultation with academics from more than 400 universities in 96 countries.

Having their say on SDG16, youth tell E4J how to continue empowering them
April 25, 2019

Having their say on SDG16, youth tell E4J how to continue empowering them

"You are never too young to lead, and never too old to learn," once remarked the late United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, an observation which many young people around the world are eagerly adopting as a mantra, leading by example and making officials and policymakers take notice.

This month, hundreds of young people gathered in New York City for ECOSOC's (United Nations Economic and Social Council) annual Youth Forum, modelled after the High-Level Political Forum - which reviews the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

This year, participating youth's focus was on several SDGs including goal 16, which is the remit of UNODC.

Call for Proposals: International High Level Conference on Educating for the Rule of Law
April 12, 2019

UNITED NATIONS CALL FOR PROPOSALS: International High-Level Conference on Educating for the Rule of Law

What can youth do to fight corruption, organized crime and other threats that are impacting our world? How can we make the world a trusted, safe and inclusive place? How is rule of law influencing your life? What recommendations do you have for a sustainable and peaceful future?

The United Nations wants to hear from you about your experiences, hopes and ideas about the linkages between education and the rule of law, and how youth can take action to strengthen and promote the rule of law. Successful proposal submitters will have the opportunity to present their ideas in Vienna to the participants of the Education for Justice (E4J) conference.

UNODC’s anti-corruption modules validated at Oxford University
April 11, 2019

UNODC's anti-corruption modules validated at Oxford University

One of the foundations of good governance is the absence of corruption, and a determination to struggle against it when cracks appear in society and government. As corruption takes many forms and comes through many channels, it is necessary to fight it through a variety of measures and ways, at different stages. Increasingly, formal education at various levels is being recognized as a pro-active, essential step in the struggle against corruption around the world.

In its concerted efforts to promote a culture of lawfulness and the rule of law, the  Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, a component of  UNODC's Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, has developed a series of university modules around the subject of lawfulness.

Fun Corner

Here you find educational tools and materials developed by E4J and other relevant stakeholders for children aged 6 to 12 years. It is a space for kids to watch educational videos, create comic strips and play educational games.

Model United Nations

Model United Nations (MUN) conferences offer a popular way to learn about the United Nations' mandate areas and to give tomorrow's leaders an insight into negotiating at the international level. E4J developed a Resource Guide to support those who organize MUN conferences to incorporate issues from UNODC mandate areas into their conferences.