UNODC takes United Nations Model participants to Japan Youth Forum

Registrations are  open until February 4th. Selected applicants will receive financial sponsorship to cover all expenses related to travel to Kyoto, Japan.

Brasília, 30 January 2020 - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) opens this Thursday (30) registrations for young people, between 15 and 29 years of age, previously or currently engaged in training sessions on Model United Nations  (MUN), to participate in the Youth Forum to be held in Kyoto, Japan, from 13 to 15 April 2020.

Selected applicants will receive financial sponsorship to cover all expenses related to travel to Kyoto, in accordance with UN financial rules and regulations. Participants must be able to communicate in English, which is the working language of the Youth Forum. Registration can be made through this online form until 4 February.

The activity is part of the Education for Justice Program (E4J), an initiative of the office developed as part of the UNODC's Doha Declaration Global Program, in partnership with the Government of Japan and MUN Impact. One of the ways young people can learn and get involved with UN mandates is through the  Model United Nations (MUN)

E4J aims to build a culture of legality among children and young people through the provision of educational materials appropriate to each age group, on topics related to criminal justice, crime prevention and the rule of law, integrating these materials into the curricula of all levels of education.

The Forum will bring together youth representatives from around the world to discuss the most pressing issues in crime prevention, criminal justice and general issues related to the rule of law.

The event takes place a few days before the 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, which will be held from 20 to 27 April 2020, in the city of Kyoto, Japan. The congress, which has been held every five years since 1955, brings together policymakers, lawmakers, practitioners, international organizations, civil society and academia to explore ways and means to improve the international community's responses to crime. There will be plenary discussions, workshops and ancillary meetings that will allow participants to discuss issues related to crime prevention, criminal justice and the rule of law to achieve Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

About the  Education for Justice initiative

The Education for Justice (E4J) initiative aims to prevent crime and promote a culture of legality through educational activities aimed at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Such activities help educators teach the next generation to better understand and solve problems that can undermine the rule of law, and encourage students to become actively involved in their communities and future professions in this regard. The main objective of E4J is to promote positive change by empowering today's young people to become the next generation of leaders, while promoting trust and respect for the rule of law around the world, thus working towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.


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