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on 12 March

As ancillary meetings at the Kyoto Congress, UNAFEI organized "The Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration of Women Prisoners and offenders" with TIJ on 8 March and the "Follow-up to the UNAFEI training courses and seminars" on 10 March.

【Mar.8】
"The Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration of Women Prisoners and offenders"




【Mar.10】
"Follow-up to the UNAFEI training courses and seminars"



on 9 March

On 8 and 9 March, UNAFEI organized Workshop 2 "Reducing Reoffending: identifying risks and developing solutions" at the Kyoto Congress.







on 2 March

UNAFEI's events during the Kyoto Congress

The Kyoto Congress will be held from 7 to 12 March 2021. During the Congress, UNAFEI will be holding Workshop 2 on "Reducing Reoffending: identifying risks and developing solutions" on 8 March, 13:00-18:00 JST (4:00-9:00 GMT) and on 9 March 9:00-11:00 (0:00-2:00 GMT). The plenary and committee sessions of the Congress, including Workshop 2 will be webcasted in English on crimecongress.org. They may also post the recordings at a later stage.

UNAFEI is also organizing two ancillary meetings. Please see the flyers below.

"Follow-up to UNAFEI Training Courses and Seminars"
"Rehabilitation and Social Integration of Women Prisoners and Offenders"

Anyone can view these ancillary meetings online, as well as other events hosted by the Ministry of Justice, by registering on Intrad through the link below:

https://onlinexperiences.com/Launch/QReg.htm?ShowUUID=1EFD58F4-1FF8-40F4-8023-90E33D2FC57E別ウィンドウで開きます

Regardless of whether you register on Intrad, as for the "Follow-up to UNAFEI Training Courses and Seminars", UNAFEI alumni are strongly encouraged to participate in the event via Microsoft TEAMS, as we announced separately, so that we can interact with each other during the event.

on 26 February

UNAFEI's Third Alumni Webinar on 12 February 2021

UNAFEI, together with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), conducted its third alumni webinar.

Date:12 February 2021, 15:00 ~ 16:20
Title: “Reducing Reoffending: A Look Toward the Kyoto Congress and Beyond”

UNAFEI has organized webinars for its alumni of international training courses and seminars under the COVID-19 outbreak, to maintain and strengthen the network and share the latest efforts and experiences with each other.

At the third webinar, with the Kyoto Congress close at hand, we took up the topic “Reducing Reoffending”, the main theme of Workshop 2 of the Kyoto Congress, which will be organized by UNAFEI in cooperation with the Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ). UNAFEI Professor SASAKI Ayako introduced the Kyoto Congress and Workshop 2.
Also, a speaker from TIJ and two UNAFEI alumni (Malaysia and Papua New Guinea) presented the initiatives in their respective countries.

◆From Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ)
Ms. Prarthana Rao
The Social Reintegration of Women Prisoners

◆From the 170th International Training Course
Mr. Suhaizak Bin AB. WAHAB (Malaysia)
Reducing Reoffending in Malaysian Prisons

◆From the 164th International Training Course
Ms. Linda Sagi Mashina DENTANA (Papua New Guinea)
Reducing Reoffending in Papua New Guinea Probation Service

From 27 countries including Japan, over 70 participants attended the webinar and many questions were raised in the Q & A session, indicating their high interest in reducing reoffending. At the end of the webinar, we also introduced UNAFEI's ancillary meetings, in particular the reunion event for alumni(Follow-up to UNAFEI Training Courses and Seminars), and encouraged UNAFEI alumni to participate online.

Director Seto
Professor Morikawa (Moderator)
Professor Sasaki
Speaker from TIJ
Ms. Prarthana Rao
Mr. Suhaizak Bin AB. WAHAB
Alumnus from Malaysia
Ms. Linda Sagi Mashina DENTANA
Alumna from Papua New Guinea

on 10 December

UNAFEI’s Second Alumni Webinar on 19 November 2020

UNAFEI, together with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), conducted its second alumni webinar.

Date: 19 November 2020, 19:00 ~ 20:20 (JST)
Title: "Follow-up to Recent UNAFEI Programmes and the Latest Criminal Justice Issues, Including Practical Responses to COVID-19 Threats ~ the 2nd Session"

This webinar focused on investigation, prosecution and adjudication issues. A UNAFEI professor, Mr. FUTAGOISHI Ryo made a short presentation on the challenges and measures to respond to the pandemic in investigation and prosecution practice in Japan. The alumni listed below also reported how they had made use of their experiences at UNAFEI in their daily work and shared updates on criminal justice issues faced in practice, including responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

◆From the 172nd International Training Course
Mr. Julio Alberto Campines (Panama)
Ms. Mithounavanh Kongmany (Lao PDR)

◆ From the 22nd UNCAC Training Programme
Ms. Olesia Victorivna Marenych (Ukraine)
Ms. Mariam Galstyan (Armenia)

Following these reports, the presenters and the audience engaged in discussion with over 90 participants gathered online. The webinar provided the opportunity to learn from each other not only regarding updates on criminal justice issues but also on issues that none of us have experienced before – criminal justice responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Like the first webinar, an online reunion took place after the formal session, which was a great opportunity to interact with and see each other on-screen. Despite the time differences, we appreciate the enthusiastic participation from all over the world.



on 20 October

UNAFEI's first Alumni Webinar on 30 September 2020

On 30 September 2020, UNAFEI, together with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), conducted its first alumni webinar entitled "Follow-up to Recent UNAFEI Programmes and the Latest Criminal Justice Issues, Including Practical Responses to COVID-19 Threats".
During the webinar, two UNAFEI professors made short presentations on the challenges and measures to respond to the pandemic in the treatment of offenders in Japan. The alumni listed below also reported how they had made use of their experiences at UNAFEI in their daily work and shared updates on criminal justice issues faced in practice, including responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

◆From the 173rd International Training Course
Mr. Evans Messop MONGARE (Kenya)
Ms. Irani Ganga WAKISHTA ARACHCHI (Sri Lanka)

◆From the 174th Senior Seminar
Ms. Ana Cristina BANDEIRA LINS (Brazil)
Mr. ISHIHARA Junichi

Approximately 110 alumni participated in the webinar. Participants were able to ask questions to the speakers and share their own experiences. The webinar also included brief updates from experts on the situations in Europe and Latin America. After the formal session, an online reunion took place in which the participants were able to provide personal and professional updates.
We appreciate the participation of alumni from all over the world, especially those who logged in at unfriendly times because of the time differences. The webinar provided a great forum not only for sharing measures in different criminal justice systems to cope with the unprecedented difficulty caused by COVID-19, but also for strengthening our alumni network.

The next webinar, which will focus on investigation, prosecution and adjudication issues, will take place in November.


on 19 August

The Kyoto Congress has been rescheduled

The Kyoto Congress (14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice): rescheduled from 7-12 March 2021
※Further information is available on the website of the UNODC
https://www.unodc.org/congress/別ウィンドウで開きます

Postponement of UNAFEI’s international training courses
Due to the ongoing status of the global coronavirus pandemic, the following international training courses have been postponed:

The 175th International Training Course: originally scheduled from 13 May – 18 Jun 2020 → undetermined
The 176th International Training Course: originally scheduled from 19 Aug – 18 Sep 2020 → undetermined
The 23rd UNAFEI-UNCAC Training Programme: originally scheduled from 25 Nov – 21 Dec 2020 →undetermined

We will announce the updated schedules once they have been determined.

on 24 March

Postponement of UNAFEI & ACPF's Ancillary meeting “Follow-up to UNAFEI training courses and seminars” and the Alumni reception

We regret to inform you that the UN has decided to postpone the Kyoto Congress (For the details, please see the link at https://www.unodc.org/congress/). Accordingly, the UNAFEI & ACPF's ancillary meeting will be postponed as well as the Alumni reception.
We believe that the Congress will be rescheduled and will keep you informed on the progress via our email magazine and UNAFEI's website.

on 16 January

The 174th International Senior Seminar commenced.

● Main Theme : "Prevention of Reoffending and Fostering Social Inclusion: From Policy to Good Practice"
● Duration : From 16 January to 14 February 2020

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International Conventions

The United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI) actively participates in various international conventions, giving lectures, making proposals, and expressing opinions for the development of crime prevention and criminal justice.

International Conventions

Plan of Activities

Programme(Main Theme) Date
The 172nd International Training Course
(Criminal Justice Responses to Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants)
15 May - 20 Jun. 2019
The 173rd International Training Course
(Tackling Violence against Women and Children through Offender Treatment: Prevention of Reoffending)
21 Aug. - 20 Sep. 2019
The 22nd UNAFEI UNCAC Training Programme
(Detection, Investigation, Prosecution and Adjudication of High-Profile Corruption)
9 Oct. - 15 Nov. 2019
The 174th International Senior Seminar
(Prevention of Reoffending and Fostering Social Inclusion: From Policy to Good Practice)
16 Jan. - 14 Feb. 2020
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