The GFP supports the development of educational tools on firearms for the primary, secondary and tertiary level

Feb - March 2017 -  Vienna

In the framework of UNODC's 'Education for Justice' initiative (E4J), the Global Firearms Programme (GFP) supported expert group meetings on primary, secondary and tertiary education taking place in Vienna from 8-10 February, 13-15 February and 8-9 March 2017, respectively.

The three meetings brought together a total of over 150 pedagogical and substantive experts in the fields of primary, secondary and tertiary level education, as well as firearms, corruption, organized crime, trafficking in persons, smuggling of migrants, terrorism, cybercrime, crime prevention and criminal justice as well as integrity and ethics.

At the secondary and tertiary level, GFP facilitated and chaired the breakout sessions on firearms with the aim of drawing from the expertise of acknowledged and experienced experts on firearms, armed violence and security issues to jointly determine a way forward for the related work under E4J. The meetings generated a set of practical recommendations for the development of tools and resources needed or deemed useful by academia to support stronger teaching in the area of firearms.

UNODC's E4J initiative supports implementation of the Doha Declaration - the outcome document of the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice - and aims at developing and disseminating education materials in UNODC mandated areas of crime prevention and criminal justice across the primary, secondary and tertiary education levels.

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