Only by working together can we accelerate towards the Global Goals! On the sidelines of the virtual High-Level Political Forum, a webinar addressing transformational partnerships catalyzing the SDGs implementation has been organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, World Economic Forum, and The Partnering Initiative.
In support of the multilingual approach of the UNODC's Doha Declaration Global Programme, the #Education4Justice academic module series has been translated into Spanish by students and professors of the University of Applied Science of Peru.
Young rule of law champion Damaris Akhigbe from Nigeria wrote and performed a heartfelt spoken word piece "I AM CHANGE" urging people to be united against corruption .
UNODC is pleased to join the COVID-19 Education Coalition under the leadership of UNESCO. These are difficult times and we must pool our collective expertise, resources and solidarity to ensure continuity and provision of quality education for children and youth. While the current crisis is an unprecedented global challenge it is at the same time creating unparalleled opportunities to reinvent the way young people engage and build trust with our public institutions and to never stop learning.
On a daily basis, justice needs arise in a broad range of settings across the globe. Victim-survivors, witnesses, accused persons and prisoners all require access to the effective, accountable and inclusive justice institutions that uphold the rule of law.The complexity of ensuring justice for all underscores the importance of internationally agreed minimum standards to ensure that justice processes play a key role in the protection of human rights.
To promote a broader understanding and more effective application of the United Nations standards and norms on crime prevention and criminal justice, UNODC has designed #Education4JusticeUniversity Modules for use by academics around the world. The Module series is available online: https://www.unodc.org/e4j/en/tertiary/criminal-justice.html
Justice for All
Trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants are very complex crimes. It is important to understand these complexities for a sustainable and effective response. Indeed, there are several misconceptions about victims of trafficking and the smuggling of migrants. Truth is that victims of trafficking and smuggled migrants can be men, women, girls, and boys who are exploited for different purposes. Thus, it is important to know what is a gender-responsive approach to human trafficking and migrant smuggling and why is it important to understand the complexities of these crimes?
The Global Doha Declaration Programme organized a seminar at the historic Diplomatic Academy of Vienna to empower future diplomats to transform the world promoting a culture of lawfulness.
Together with partners, UNODC's Doha Declaration is using education to promote the rule of law and build teaching methods for educators. Intrinsically linked to helping achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, these solutions also help bolster gender equality, encourage innovation and take a creative approach towards empowerment as essential blocks in helping build a better safer world for all.