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.

COVID19: Education is the bedrock of a just society in the post-COVID world
June 2, 2020

COVID19: Education is the bedrock of a just society in the post-COVID world

As the COVID-19 crisis may lead to an erosion of trust in public services and governments, urgent questions should also be asked about how measures to prevent its spread can adversely affect the rule of law and human rights. UNESCO and UNODC stress the importance of education which teaches awareness of human rights and ultimately helps build more equal, sustainable and inclusive societies and economies that are more resilient in the face of crisis.

E4J initiative organized a creative campaign in response to COVID-19
May 29, 2020

E4J initiative organized a creative campaign in response to COVID-19

According to the United Nations, school closures in over 113 countries to contain the spread of COVID-19 are disrupting the education of around 849.4 million learners globally. Such unusual circumstances have caused difficulties and limitations.

As a response to the global COVID-19 crisis, UNODC's Education for Justice (E4J) initiative launched a creative campaign for Russian speaking students of all ages targeting specifically Central Asian countries. This campaign aimed to help students to overcome stress and focus on future positive perspectives in these challenging times in which social and physical distancing forces many people to stay at their homes for an extended period of time.

A global jury of children votes online in UNODC-sponsored Takorama Film Festival
May 20, 2020

A global jury of children votes online in UNODC-sponsored Takorama Film Festival

With an infinite curiosity and a predilection for voicing honest opinions, children tend to enjoy the mental exercise of ranking their favourite things. This month, they were given the opportunity to watch short movies online and to vote on their preferences in the Takorama Film Festival, designed to engage children around the world with stimulating subjects and appealing animations.

This unique festival has accompanied children in various situations of COVID-19 lockdown and social distancing confinement over the past few weeks, exposing them to artistic contributions which tackle solidarity, tolerance and respect for others - subjects which form an integral part of the work of Education for Justice, an initiative of UNODC's Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration.

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.