The responsibility of preparing the next generation to become tomorrow's fulfilled citizens, policymakers and leaders is one that UNODC's Education for Justice (E4J) initiative takes very seriously. This month, it has been recognized by Secretary-General António Guterres and awarded his 2020 Secretary-General Award in the category 'Innovation.' "Every year, it is my honour to recognize inspiring and exemplary work of Secretariat staff members who have contributed above and beyond the call of duty or advanced projects with great impact and innovative potential," said Mr. Guterres. "In the 'Innovation' category, we honour the Education for Justice initiative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for directly engaging children, youth, teachers and academics."
In 2017, UNODC's Education for Justice (E4J) initiative and UNESCO's section of Global Citizenship and Peace Education formed a partnership with the goal of bridging the justice and education sectors to ultimately guide young people towards building strong, just and democratic societies. In this video, the voices of youth are heard, and their sentiments echoed by world leaders, policy makers, justice actors and educators to deliver a compelling message on the power of youth to move the world.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented educational disruption with 1.2 billion children and youth impacted by school closures. Yet, despite these challenges, there is hope. This documentary focuses on the power and agency of youth. It is developed under the framework of the long-term partnership between UNESCO's Global Citizenship and Peace Education and UNODC that bridges the justice and education sectors to guide young people towards building strong, just and democratic societies. Youth's voices are in the forefront with sentiments echoed by world leaders, policy makers, justice actors and educators to deliver a compelling message on the power of youth to move the world.
In episode 1 of UNODC's new interview series, 'Rule of Law Conversations', the Doha Declaration Global Programme chats to Betsy Apple, Advocacy Director and Head of Democracy and the Rule of Law Division at the Open Society Justice Initiative, about these and other issues on this critical topic.
Since its inception in 2016, the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration has reached literally millions of people across the world, promoting peace, justice and the rule of law. Through education; through sports; through prisoner rehabilitation; and through promoting a corruption-free judiciary, UNODC has been working tirelessly to leave a lasting impact on global crime prevention and criminal justice efforts. As we move from one Crime Congress to the next, this video showcases just a handful of those with whom we've collaborated, offering their voices on role of this unique Global Programme.
Sport has great potential to empower youth and help them find the right path in life! Don't you agree? The #LineUpLiveUp global initiative on youth crime prevention uses sport to empower young people from marginalized communities and help them develop essential life skills that increase adaptive and positive behaviour addressing vulnerabilities that are linked to violence, crime and drug use.
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.