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Crime prevention, criminal justice, the rule of law and the Sustainable Development Goals

 

In 2015, States Members of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Since the work of the United Nations is driven by these Goals, Model United Nations conferences should proactively address and link to them. Most, if not all, of the topics discussed in conferences are directly or indirectly related to at least one of the Goals.

Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development explicitly affirms that there can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development. It draws together the strands of peace, the rule of law, human rights, development and equality into a comprehensive and forward-looking framework.

Reducing conflict, crime, violence and discrimination, and ensuring inclusion, stable conditions and good governance are key elements of peoples' well-being and essential for securing sustainable development.

Security and justice are a means to achieving improvements in poverty reduction, reversing inequality and enhancing effective governance. Both must be a core part of any global development agenda. Given the links between major global risks such as corruption, fragile States and economic disparities, a systematic approach is required. Through the adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, Member States recognized the importance of justice and the rule of law within the wider social sustainable development framework.

The Sustainable Development Goals and Model United Nations conferences

Below you will find information on how each of the Sustainable Development Goals is linked to possible topics for discussion at Model United Nations conferences within the framework of crime prevention, criminal justice and other aspects of the rule of law.

 
  

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

  • Corruption and poverty
  • Violence and poverty
  

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

  

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

  • Access to health care in prisons
  

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

  • Access to education in prisons
  

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

  • Corruption and gender
  • Gender and the criminal justice system
  • Measures to prevent violence against women
  • Human rights and counter-terrorism
  • The rights of smuggled migrants and victims of human trafficking
  • The question of cyberbullying
  

Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

  • Impact of corruption on human rights
  

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

    

Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

  • Corruption and sustainable development
  • The impact of corruption on human rights
  • Rehabilitation of prisoners
    

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

  • The role of the media in the fight against corruption
    

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

  • The impact of corruption on human rights
  • Human rights and counter-terrorism
    

Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

  • Protection of nuclear materials
  

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

  

Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

    

Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

  • Protection of nuclear materials
    

Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

  • Wildlife and forestry crime
  • Protection of nuclear materials
    

Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

  • Bribery in law enforcement agencies
  • The role of civil society (or the participation of society) in countering corruption
  • Corruption and sustainable development
  • The impact of corruption on human rights
  • Corruption in sporting events
  • Protection of whistle-blowers
  • Access to information and corruption
  • Corruption in the private sector
  • Corruption and gender
  • Corruption and poverty
  • Violence against children
  • Violence and poverty
  • Discrimination in the criminal justice system
  • Relations between police and young people
  • Access to health care in prisons
  • Access to education in prisons
  • Rehabilitation of prisoners
  • Alternatives to imprisonment
  • Gender and the criminal justice system
  • Measures to prevent violence against women
  • Access to legal aid and pretrial detention
  • New and emerging forms of organized crime
  • Assistance to victims and protection of witnesses of organized crime
  • Organized crime and terrorism
  • International cooperation in the fight against organized crime
  • Trafficking in cultural property
  • Wildlife and forestry crime
  • Money-laundering and organized crime
  • Armed conflict and small arms proliferation
  • Armed violence and security
  • Arms embargoes
  • Corruption and firearms flows
  • The role of the media in the fight against corruption
  • Diversion of arms
  • Civil society participation and oversight of firearms control
  • Destruction of confiscated and seized firearms
  • Investigation and prosecution of firearms-related crimes
  • The rights of smuggled migrants and victims of human trafficking
  • Violence against smuggled migrants
  • Measures to criminalize smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons
  • The role of organized criminal groups in the smuggling of migrants
  • Online sexual exploitation of children
  • The use of the Internet for terrorist purposes
  • Prevention of cybercrime and other illicit uses of the Internet
  • The question of cyberbullying
  • Cyber-enabled financial crimes
  • Hacking and national security
  • Hate speech and terrorism
  • Human rights and counter-terrorism
  • Protection of nuclear materials
  • Online recruitment of foreign terrorist fighters
  • Countering violent extremism
  • The right to privacy and counter-terrorism
  • Financing of terrorism
  • Protection of victims of terrorism
  • Prosecution of terrorism-related cases
  

Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

 

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