Updated 5/25/2016



 The United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI) is a United Nations regional institute, established in 1962 by agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Japan, with the aim of promoting the sound development of criminal justice systems and mutual cooperation in Asia and the Pacific Region.

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Courses and Seminars
  UNCAC Training
  GG Seminar

  Resource Material Series   Visiting Experts

  Distribution of Participants by Countries (As of 20 Mar. 2016)

Plan of Activities

(Main Theme)
・The 163rd International Training Course
(Criminal Justice: Children as Victims and Witnesses)
18 May - 23 Jun.
UNAFEI International Training Programmes in FY2016

What's New

The 163rd International Training Course commenced on 18 May.

・Mr. SENTA Keisuke assumed the directorship of UNAFEI on 15 April.
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・Comparative Study on Criminal Justice Systems of Japan and Nepal was held from 7 - 17 March.

The 162nd International Senior Seminar concluded on 12 February .

・The participants of the 162nd International Senior Seminar had a meeting with Japanese volunteer probation officers on 26 January.

・The participants of the 162nd International Senior Seminar paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Mitsuhide Iwaki, Minister of Justice on 20 January.

The 162nd International Senior Seminar commenced on 13 January.

Strengthening Ties with the CCLS was uploaded.

・The Second Training Course on Legal Technical Assistance for Vietnam was held from 2 - 16 December.

・UNAFEI Director attended  KIC International Forum 2015: Criminal Justice Policies for a Safe Society (30 November, at Seoul, Korea).
Presentation by Director Yamashita :
Document (PDF:329KB) , Slides (PDF:1,225KB) , Abstract (PDF:45KB)


・Study Tour to Japan for the Hon. Deputy Director General of Prisons Department, Ministry of Home Affairs of the Union of Myanmar in November 2015 was held from 25 November to 1 December.

The Ninth Regional Seminar on Good Governance for Southeast Asian Countries was held from 24 - 26 November.

・UNAFEI Professor attended the 35th Asian and Pacific Conference of Correctional Administrators (22 - 27 November, at Bangkok, Thailand).

The 18th UNAFEI UNCAC Training Programme concluded on 18 November.

・UNAFEI Professors attended the 17th ICPA Annual Conference (26 - 29 October, at Melbourne, Australia).

The 18th UNAFEI UNCAC Training Programme commenced on 14 October.

・UNAFEI Director and UNAFEI Professor visited Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) (4 - 11 October, at Bangkok, Thailand).

The Seminar on Promoting Community-based Treatment in the ASEAN Region was held from 29 September to 1 October.

The 25th Anniversary Seminar of the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for Non-custodial Measures (The Tokyo Rules) was held from 7 - 9 September.

The 161st International Training Course concluded on 18 September.

・UNAFEI Professor attended the 6th Intersessional Meeting of Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Prevention, UNCAC (31 August – 2 September, at Vienna, Austria).

・The participants of the 161st International Training Course paid a courtesy visit to Ms. Yoko KAMIKAWA, Minister of Justice on 26 August.

・UNAFEI Professor attended the 6th International Forum of Contemporary Criminal Law held by College of Criminal Law Science in Beijing Normal University (22 - 23 August, at Beijing, China).

・Training Seminar for Prison Officials in Myanmar (UNODC - UNAFEI) was held from 3 - 21 August.
Venue : Mandalay, Myanmar
Yangon(Insein), Myanmar
(3-7 August)
(10-21 August)

The 161st International Training Course commenced on 19 August.


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