The recording is of the main component of the dialogue (introductions were not recorded). There were 8 participants and those who sent their regrets are also listed below.

Relevant links on the UNODC site and the Qatari Host Country site are included below.


  • Karen Judd Smith (Moderator, Alliance, NY)
  • Yael Danieli (Alliance, NY)
  • Rosalind Harris (Alliance NY)
  • Janice Joseph (Alliance, NY/NJ)
  • Lloyd Klein (Alliance NY)
  • Afaf Mahfouz (Alliance NY)
  • Michael O’Connell (World Society of Victimology, Australia)
  • Michael Platzer (Alliance, Vienna)


  • Mirella Dummar-Frahi (UNODC, Vienna)
  • Kimberley Garth-James (Alliance, NY)
  • Gary Hill (ISPAC)
  • Kirsten Meersschaert Duchens (Coalition for the International Criminal Court)
  • Angel Perez (NJ Association on Corrections)
  • Lilliana Schwarzbach (University of Hamburg)

Supporting Information

THEME of the 13th CONGRESS

“Integrating crime prevention and criminal justice into the wider United Nations agenda to address social and economic challenges and to promote the rule of law at the national and international levels, and public participation”


The Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice will be held in Doha, Qatar, from 12 to 19 April 2015. The overall theme, agenda items and the topics for the workshops of the Thirteenth Congress were determined by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 67/184. The General Assembly also advanced preparations for the Thirteenth Congress through its resolutions 65/230and 66/179. Further information is contained in the most recent report of the Secretary-General on preparations for the Thirteenth Congress.

The draft discussion guide for the regional preparatory meetings for the Thirteenth Congress and for the Congress was reviewed by the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and is being finalized taking into account the recommendations of the Commission, as well as additional comments and feedback from Member States.

The provisional agenda of the Thirteenth Congress will contain the following substantive agenda items:

  • Successes and challenges in implementing comprehensive crime prevention and criminal justice policies and strategies to promote the rule of law at the national and international levels, and to support sustainable development;
  • International cooperation, including at the regional level, to combat transnational organized crime;
  • Comprehensive and balanced approaches to prevent and adequately respond to new and emerging forms of transnational crime;
  • National approaches to public participation in strengthening crime prevention and criminal justice.

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