Member States Replies to the Questionnaire on United Nations standards and norms related primarily to the prevention of crime

 

In resolution 2002/13 of 24 July 2002, the Economic and Social Council accepted the Guidelines for the Prevention of Crime. In its resolutions 2004/28 of 21 July 2004 and 2006/20 of 27 July 2006, the Council requested the Secretary-General to convene a meeting of intergovernmental experts to design a Editor n information-gathering instrument on standards and norms related primarily to crime prevention. In resolution 2006/20, the Council also requested the Secretary-General to report to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice at its sixteenth session on the use and application of United Nations standards and norms related primarily to crime prevention.

Pursuant to Council resolutions 2004/28 and 2006/20 and thanks to the financial contribution of the Government of Canada, the Intergovernmental Expert Group Meeting on Crime Prevention was held in Vienna from 20 to 22 March 2006 to develop a questionnaire on standards and norms primarily related to crime prevention. In August 2006, the questionnaire was submitted to all Member States for their reply. At the time of drafting of the Report of the Secretary-General on United Nations standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice (E/CN.15/2007/11), the following 42 Member States had responded to the questionnaire: Algeria, Belarus, Bolivia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates and United States of America. A response was also received from the International Police Association. Additional replies were received after the drafting of the Report (Austria, Finland, Kuwait, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tunisia, Turkey, The United Arab Emirates). Replies received after the drafting of the Report have not yet been uploaded because permission to publish such replies is still pending with the respondent Governments. 

The replies received from Governments described in detail efforts the Governments made in the area of crime prevention, they also contained additional sources for research and other valuable information. In order to share this information with other Governments, with researchers and with the general public, UNODC decided to publish the replies, after informing the respondent Governments.

 

Name of the Country

Language

Algeria

English, French

Austria

 

Belarus

English

Bolivia

Spanish

Brunei Darussalam

English

Canada

English

Colombia

Spanish

Cyprus

English

Czech Republic

English

Dominican Republic

Spanish

Egypt

English

Estonia

English

Finland

English

Germany

English

Greece

English

Guatemala

Spanish

Haiti

French

Hungary

English

Iceland

English

Japan

English

Kuwait

 

Latvia

English

Lithuania

English

Mauritius

English

Mexico

Spanish

Moldova

English

Netherlands

English

Poland

English

Portugal

English

Republic of Korea

English

Romania

English&French

Saudi Arabia

English

Senegal

French

Serbia

English

Singapore

English

Slovakia

English

Slovenia

English

South Africa

English

Spain

Spanish

Swaziland

English

Sweden

English

Syrian Arab Republic

English, Arabic

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

 

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan

English

Tunisia

 

Turkey

 

United Arab Emirates

 

United States of America

English