Alliance Pre-Crime Commission Meeting, March 1, 2017

Mar 2, 2017

Streamed Live on Facebook

This meeting was streamed live to Facebook so you can find additional information and comments there:

Meeting Minutes Available

 Download the minutes in a pdf file here:

NGO Alliance Meeting_Minutes (1 March 2017)

Alliance March 1st Meeting

Join the Alliance for our March 1st meeting that will focus on the upcoming Crime Commission in May. The meeting will be blended online streaming from the Bay Area in the USA and live in Vienna.

Posted by The Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice Alliance at UNHQ, NY on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Preliminary agenda: 

· Welcome remarks: Ms. Karen Judd Smith, Co-Chair of the Alliance, and Mr. Maximilian Edelbacher, (Acting Chair of the Vienna NGO Alliance

· Introduction of participants: Members of the Alliance facilitated by Karen Judd Smith

· Information about the 26th session of the Crime Commission: Ms. Livia Krings, Secretariat Services Officer, Secretariat of the Governing Bodies, UNODC

· Moving towards the implementation of the Doha Declaration: Mr. Johannes De Haan, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, Justice Section, UNODC and Mr. Oliver Stolpe, Senior Program Officer of the Global Programme on the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, UNODC

· Discussion  about side events planned by members of the Alliance: Members of the Alliance facilitated by Ms. Mirella Dummar Frahi, Team Leader, Civil Society Team, UNODC

· NGO Dialogue on the preparations for the 14th Crime Congress

· NGO updates and exchange of information: Members of the Alliance

· Q&A

Doha Declaration Global Programme Referenced Mr. Johannes De Haan, UNODC

At the conclusion of the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice held in Qatar, the Doha Declaration was adopted. Calling for the integration of crime prevention and criminal justice into the wider agenda of the United Nations, and endorsed by the General Assembly, the Doha Declaration has at its centre the understanding that the rule of law and sustainable development are interrelated and mutually reinforcing.

To put the Doha Declaration into reality, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime – with the financial support of the State of Qatar – launched an ambitious Global Programme aimed at helping countries achieve a positive and sustainable impact on crime prevention, criminal justice, corruption prevention and the rule of law. This four-year initiative promotes peaceful, corruption-free and inclusive societies for sustainable development, through a people-centred approach that provides access to justice for everyone and builds effective and accountable institutions at all levels.

The Global Programme focuses on four inter-related components: strengthening judicial integrity and preventing corruption in the justice system; fostering prisoner rehabilitation and social integration; preventing youth crime through sports; and enhancing education of children and youth on the rule of law through its ‘Education for Justice (E4J) initiative.