On 25 January 2018 UNODC'd Global Firearms Programme (GFP), within the framework of UNODC's Education for Justice initiative (E4J), participated in the Model United Nations event, held in Doha, Qatar. The conference brought together more than 1,300 students from across the globe, who addressed a series of broad-ranging topics, including organized crime, environment, human rights and the rule of law.
The GFP contributed to the discussions by delivering a presentation on UNODC's approach towards firearms control and the links to the UNSDG 16.4. The students had the opportunity to learn more about the scope of the UN Firearms Protocol and the work of UNODC through its Conference of the Parties and Working Group on Firearms in this field . The GFP provided extensive information on the linkages between firearms problematic and UNSDG with special attention on the mandate of UNODC to collect data and monitor the achievements of the Member States toward target 16.4 through indicator 16.4.2.
UNODC's participation in Model United Nations event stems from recommendations made by young people at the Doha Youth Forum on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, jointly organised by the Qatar Foundation in April 2015.