What does the rule of law mean? What role can youth play in building societies that promote the rule of law? What is UNODC doing to help build this appreciation for the rule of law among youth through education?
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.
Daniel Hsuan is a 16-year-old singer and songwriter from Taipei. He is one of the winners of the Education for Justice contest that has offered students an opportunity to speak up on the rule of law through the arts. Daniel's song, and his accompanying music video about human trafficking, moved the judges and won him a chance to perform at the International Conference "Educating for the Rule Of Law" held under the Education for Justice initiative of UNODC's Doha Declaration Global Programme.