MEDIA ADVISORY

Kyoto UN Crime Congress postponed: announcement from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and Japan

VIENNA, 20 March (UN Service) - "We regret to announce that, due to the worldwide situation related to COVID-19 and related factors, the 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, scheduled to be held in Kyoto, Japan, on 20-27 April 2020, will be postponed to an as yet undetermined later date.  We expect that the General Assembly will formalize the postponement soon. UNODC and the Host Country Japan are in consultation on possible new dates and are working closely with the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, which serves as the preparatory body for the Congress.  Additional information will be shared in due course."

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For further information, please contact:

Martin Nesirky 
Director, UNIS Vienna 
Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5676 
Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-5676 
Email: martin.nesirky[at]un.org