Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

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The Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme (CPCJ) aims to strengthen the rule of law in Member States in Eastern Africa. This is mainly through the prevention of crime and the promotion of effective, fair, humane and accountable criminal justice systems.

We are committed to supporting interventions that achieve justice priorities in the region by delivering legal and technical assistance to address criminal justice and police reform, and improve access to justice.

In doing so, we support progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG 16) focused on providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Our work includes multi-year programmes and short-term projects.

See our virtual art exhibition for the 14th UN Crime Congress, Kyoto, in March 2021. 

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Our Work in the Region


UNODC has been working in Ethiopia since 1995. The nature and scope of our engagement continues to be guided by its mandates as well as the strategic policies and priorities of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.