19 June 2017 - UNODC, a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime, provides technical and capacity building assistance around the world to enhance Member States' expertise. In this context, a week-long training course on the design and conduct of crime victimization surveys was recently delivered by UNODC and INEGI Center of Excellence on Statistics on Governance, Public Safety Victimization and Justice (CoE) in Bangkok, Thailand.
Jointly organized by UNODC, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) and the Korean Institute of Criminology (KIC), the training was aimed at meeting the growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region for methodological guidance on the generation of high quality and comparable data through crime victimization surveys. The topics include the production of indicators on violence, personal security, access to justice and corruption for monitoring several targets under Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Structured in 11 modules, the course is designed to explain the basic methodology of victimization surveys in all stages and to provide a set of tools for their development and successful conduct in the region.
The regional training was attended by 41 participants from 16 countries from Asia, namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan Republic, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Timor-Leste, Turkey and Vietnam, as well as Thailand.
The 2017 regional training course on victimization surveys represents the third regional event on crime and criminal justice statistics, following two successful meetings in Bangkok and Seoul, respectively in 2014 and 2016.