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.

A global jury of children votes online in UNODC-sponsored Takorama Film Festival
July 7, 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. For the past two months, they were given the opportunity to watch short movies online and to vote on their preferences in the  Takorama Film Festival, designed by the association  Films pour enfants 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, 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.

Joint Webinar with the Anti-corruption Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan
July 6, 2020

Jointly organized webinar by UNODC and the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia organized a webinar jointly with the Anti-corruption Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on best practices for promoting ethics and integrity through education. Such educational tools on issues related to the prevention of corruption and the promotion of ethics and integrity are produced within UNODC's Education for Justice (E4J) initiative.

The event gathered representatives from the Ministry of Education and Science, heads of the regional administrations of education and territorial departments of the Agency, as well as experts from the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia. The webinar focused on the discussion of best practices for promoting a culture of non-acceptance of corruption among children and youth, as well as the empowerment and activation of social participation in countering this phenomenon.

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.

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.