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on 9 - 10 October

UNAFEI participated in the 1st Global Youth Forum for a Culture of Lawfulness

The 1st Global Youth Forum for a Culture of Lawfulness was held at the Tokyo International Forum on 9 and 10 October 2021, organized by the Ministry of Justice of Japan with the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Japan Federation of Bar Associations. The Forum was held in a hybrid format of in-person and online participants, and around 120 youth participants attended from 41 countries. UNAFEI professors, as well as professors of the International Cooperation Department participated and served as moderators in group discussions.

The overall theme of the forum was "The role of youth in achieving a diverse and inclusive society". Participants were assigned to groups to discuss specific agenda items: Group Session 1 (Agenda Item 1: "Reaching the Age of Adulthood and Participation in Society") and Group Session 2 (Agenda Item 2: "Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in the Post-Covid-19 World – Youth Participation in Achieving an Inclusive Society"). After intense discussions in sub-groups and the preparation of draft recommendations in each group session, the outcome of each group session was reported to the plenary by the youth rapporteur, and the recommendations were then compiled and adopted. These recommendations will later be presented to the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

As an institution that is making efforts to promote SDG 16 and its related targets, UNAFEI is pleased to engage in such a significant event aimed at empowering youth to become active agents of positive change.

Poster of the forum A scene of the discussion
Poster of the forum
A scene of the discussion

on 8 October

On October 8, 2021, UNAFEI, in collaboration with the UNODC, held an online seminar for Cambodian correctional officials. Like the seminar held in July for criminal justice officials, this seminar also introduced e-learning material on community corrections which was developed as part of a joint project between the UNODC and UNAFEI. Forty-six (46) participants from Cambodia, including officials of the Ministry of Interior and directors at correctional centres and prisons, participated in the seminar. Cambodia established the National Committee on Conditional Release (Parole Board) in August, which is a big step forward. UNAFEI looks forward to working with the Cambodian government to enhance community corrections policies and practices in Cambodia.


H.E. Pav Ham Phan, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Interior, Cambodia


Smiles at the seminar

H.E. Pav Ham Phan, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Interior, Cambodia

Smiles at the seminar

on 2 - 6 August

The 1st Youth International Training Course

From 2 to 6 August, UNAFEI held the 1st Youth International Training Course. This was UNAFEI’s training course targeting youth. Please click here for more details.

Opening remarks by Director Morinaga A scene of the course
Opening remarks by Director Morinaga
A scene of the course

on 16 July

On July 16, 2021, UNAFEI, in collaboration with the UNODC, conducted an online seminar for Cambodian criminal justice officials. This seminar introduced e-learning material on community corrections which was developed as part of a joint project between the UNODC and UNAFEI. Forty-eight (48) participants from Cambodia, including officials of the Ministry of Justice, judges and prosecutors of the provincial courts and prosecution, participated in the seminar. Cambodia is considering the introduction of a community-based treatment system, and the seminar enabled the participants to learn about community-based treatment and its practice in Japan.

H.E Pen Pichsaly, Director General of the General Department of Prosecution and Criminal Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, Cambodia

Smiles at the seminar

E-learning materials

Mr. MORINAGA Taro assumed the directorship of UNAFEI on 16 July.

on 23 June

Announcement for "The 1st Youth International Training Course"

* We have stopped accepting applications since all seats have been filled.

From 2 to 6 August 2021, UNAFEI will hold "The 1st Youth International Training Course", targeting Japanese university and graduate students, as well as international students in Japan.

For more details, please see the following link:
https://www.unafei.or.jp/english/activities/Youth_Intl_Training_Course_E.html

on 17 - 21 May

Director Seto addresses at the 30th session of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

The 30th session of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice was held in Vienna from 17 to 21 May 2021, and UNAFEI was represented by Director Seto and Professor Yamana. UNAFEI regularly attends the commission as a Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network Institute (PNI).
The Commission was held in a hybrid format of in-person and online participation, and UNAFEI participated online. Director Seto delivered statements on UNAFEI's recent activities under Agenda Item 6e, and on an overview of Workshop 2 of the Kyoto Crime Congress under Agenda Item 9 which UNAFEI was in charge of planning and organizing.

For the video and text of the director's statements, please click on the links below:


The text of the statement for Agenda Item 6e


The text of the statement for Agenda Item 9

During the commission, Director Seto, as a panellist, attended the side event on the "Follow-up to the Kyoto Declaration: Reducing Reoffending by new UN Standards and Norms" organized by International Affairs Division, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Justice, Japan in cooperation with UNODC, during which he presented on the detailed contents of Workshop 2.

Presentation by Director Seto, UNAFEI

on 6 - 7 May

UNAFEI conducted an online training for the officials of the National Directorate of Prison Services and Social Reintegration (DNSPRS) and frontline staff working in prisons in Timor-Leste from 6 to 7 May 2021 to discuss how to improve the implementation of the Prisoner Evaluation Form in Timor-Leste.

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.

"UNAFEI Workshop 2 Report"







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
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

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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 1st Youth International Training Course
(Youth Initiatives for Prevention of and Desistance from Drug-related Offences)
2 - 6 Aug. 2021
The 23rd UNAFEI UNCAC Training Programme
(Tackling Emerging Threats of Corruption in the Borderless and Digitalized World)
22 Sep. - 18 Oct. 2021
The 175th International Training Course
(Treatment of Women Offenders)
26 Oct. - 11 Nov. 2021
The 176th International Training Course
(Achieving Inclusive Societies through Effective Criminal Justice Policies & Practices)
15 Nov. - 13 Dec. 2021
The 177th International Senior Seminar
(Preventing Reoffending through a Multi-stakeholder Approach)
12 Jan. - 3 Feb. 2022
Two-week International Training Course on Preventing Reoffending / Female and Child Victims 7 - 18 Mar. 2022
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