High-level General Assembly Thematic Debate on “Integrating Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in the Post-2015 Development Agenda”

New York – 25 February 2015

Following a proposal by the Permanent Missions of Qatar, Thailand, Italy, Mexico and Morocco, together with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the President of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly will convene a High-level General Assembly Thematic Debate on “Integrating Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in the Post-2015 Development Agenda”.

This thematic debate will contribute to the deliberations on the upcoming intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda as well as to provide an input to the Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Doha in April 2015).

The overarching question that will be addressed in the thematic debate is how to tackle social and economic challenges and promote sustainable development through strengthening crime prevention and criminal justice systems, norms and standards, while combating the threats that undermine them, in particular transnational organized crime, illicit trafficking and corruption.

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Morning Session

Towards sustainable development: Successes and challenges in implementing comprehensive crime prevention and criminal justice policies

The session will focus on the following questions:

  • How criminal justice systems and the institutions comprising them can incorporate public policies geared towards greater coordination and cooperation with state institutions dedicated to addressing social and economic challenges;
  • The role of criminal justice institutions and standards and norms in promoting sustainable development;
  • Sharing best practices and experiences in promoting crime prevention and criminal justice systems as critical agents of development, including on the role of civil society and private sector;

Afternoon session

Shaping the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Fostering international cooperation to promote crime prevention and criminal justice policies

The session will focus on the following questions:

  • Identifying priorities, gaps and emerging issues in strengthening crime prevention that will require further attention and support in the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda;
  • Opportunities for raising awareness of crime prevention and criminal justice as critical enablers of development and as development ends in themselves;
  • How criminal justice policies can better reflect the unique needs of women and children.

Format and Outcome

This one-day High-level Thematic Debate will consist of an opening session in the morning followed by morning and afternoon interactive multi-stakeholder panel discussions.

The President’s Summary will be issued at the conclusion and will be subsequently made available to all Member States and stakeholders as well as transmitted to the UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice for consideration.

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