Education for Justice Initiative

At the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice held in Qatar in 2015, states adopted the Doha Declaration, in which they identified education as a crucial tool in preventing crime, drug use and violent extremism among youth. With the support of Qatar, UNODC launched a Global Programme for the implementation of the Doha Declaration to assist United Nations Member States in turning their ambitious commitments into reality. Part of this Global Programme is the Education for Justice (E4J) Initiative which seeks to prevent crime and promote a culture of lawfulness through education activities and materials designed for primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

Our work

UNODC and the Federal Ministry of Education jointly launched in June 2019 the Education for Justice Initiative in Nigeria. Since then UNODC has been supporting a wide range of stakeholders including teachers, academics, various relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies at Federal and State levels as well as CSOs in introducing rule of law related content through the use of E4J materials and tools into primary, secondary and tertiary education.

Our partners

Key partners for UNODC's work in this area include, among others, the Federal Ministry of Education, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, the National Universities Commission, State Governments and a range of youth led civil society organizations.

Our projects

Within the framework of the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, UNODC seeks to facilitate the roll out of the materials, tools and services developed under the E4J Initiative in Nigeria.

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