We want your voice to reach the world: Have your say in the Crime Commission!
We want to know - have you or your classmates:
- Recently participated in a Model United Nations (MUN) conference where ECOSOC's Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) was simulated - or do you have plans to do so?
- Tackled issues related to corruption, organized crime, trafficking in persons, smuggling of migrants, cybercrime, counter-terrorism or crime prevention and criminal justice during an MUN?
- Used Education for Justice (E4J) materials such as the
MUN Resource Guide in your simulation of the UN's Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice?
If you answered "Yes" to all of these questions, then we want to hear from YOU to tell us about your experience by sending us your most creative video!
To echo your voice, we're calling on former delegates, chairs and organizers of CCPCJ committees at MUN conferences to share with us your stories and why you think such activities are important in promoting
SDG 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions. Feel free to be creative with your video, which can be recorded either as an individual or as a group.
UNODC and MUN
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's (UNODC) 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. Providing resources to MUNers working on UNODC-related areas is a key activity of E4J. One resource developed for MUN organizers and participants is the MUN Resource Guide, which provides assistance to MUN conferences that address crime prevention, criminal justice and other aspects of the rule of law.
MUN conferences provide an opportunity for students to participate in simulations of real commissions like the
Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), which is the principal policymaking body within the United Nations system on crime prevention and criminal justice issues and meets every year in Vienna. The E4J MUN Resource Guide provides accurate background information and links to resources on UN commissions such as the CCPCJ. The combination of both using E4J learning materials and taking part in an MUN CCPCJ simulation, reinforces students' knowledge on UNODC topics and SDG 16.
What's in it for you?
Successful applicants will have the opportunity to have their video featured during the 28
th session of the real CCPCJ in May 2019 in Vienna, as well as on the E4J website!
To be eligible to take part, you:
- Must have participated in a CCPCJ simulation at an MUN Conference, either as a delegate, chair or organizer;
- Are currently a student (or had been one during the time of the simulation) at either a university or a secondary education institution;
- Have filled out and completed all required documents in support of the application; and
- Are at least 15 years old.
What we need from you
In the video, you (and your group - if you do it as a joint submission) must state which country you represented at the MUN, if you are/were an MUN organizer or Chair, and answer at least one of the following questions in 60 seconds or less:
- What did you learn or find particularly interesting about simulating the CCPCJ?
- What topic/s did you simulate and what did you learn about it/them?
- What did you learn, in particular, about SDG 16?
- What message do you have for the Members of the CCPCJ meeting in Vienna in May, particularly on the importance of SDG 16?
must be in line with the following technical specifications:
- Videos can be up to 60 seconds in duration;
- Recordings should be at least full HD (1080p) quality and filmed in landscape mode;
- Please keep background noise to a minimum so we can clearly hear your voice.
To help your submission stand out, here are some
tips when recording:
- Consider using a microphone to minimize background noise;
- Think about lighting: too dark a location means we won't be able to see you; too bright will distort the video;
- Localize your piece: if you can, use a local landmark where you live as a background.
Additional documents we need to evaluate your entry
- The standard
UNODC video consent form which must be submitted by each participant, irrespective of whether you take part individually or as a team. In case you are under the age of 18, this must be signed by your parent or guardian.
NOTE: Without the completed video consent forms of all persons appearing in the recording, your submission will not be considered.
MUN fact sheet which tells us your name, country of nationality, the conference which you took part in and your age.
- Photos of the simulation, with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080
- PDF versions of the resolutions adopted in your simulation
How to send us your files
- Upload your files to WeTransfer or some other form of file transfer system.
- Once you have done so, send us the link via email to
Files should NOT be attached to the email.
Submission deadline: 23h55 CET on 31 March 2019
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