The 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

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March 7th – March 12th, 2021

The 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice concluded its work in Kyoto, Japan under the theme of “Advancing crime prevention, criminal justice and the rule of law: towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda”.

HE Ambassador Annab headed the Jordanian delegation participating in the Congress and delivered a online speech on behalf of the Jordanian Government during which she presented Jordan’s comprehensive national policies aimed at developing the judicial system and enhance the rule of law, in accordance with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in addition to Jordan’s efforts in developing the national legislations, especially in the field of electronic crimes.

Participating delegations called for renewing global cooperation against crime to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and recover from the pandemic. With the adoption of the Kyoto Declaration*, member governments agreed on concrete actions to advance responses addressing crime prevention, criminal justice, rule of law and international cooperation. The Declaration also provided a guide and a clear point of reference for going forward.

The multi-stakeholder platform underpinned the need for strengthening multilateralism in facing global challenges. It was also inclusive and brought together large and diverse gathering of Governments, civil society, academia and experts in crime prevention and criminal justice.

The meeting is the first of its kind in scale to be held since the outbreak of the pandemic in the world. At a time when meetings of such magnitude seemed like an impossible endeavor, the Congress was not only unique but also pioneering in its innovative and creative hybrid format.

Over 5000 representatives attended the event either in person and/or online, aided by impeccable organization and attention to detail. The precision and punctuality of the meetings, from plenary sessions to side ancillary events and workshops, are a true testimony to the massive efforts behind bringing it to life. The management of the event has set a powerful example and precedent for the ability to harness the power of technology in overcoming challenges.

*Kyoto declaration