Within the framework of the Global Programme on Doha Declaration supported by the State of Qatar, a high-level event was held recently at the United Nations office in New York City, attended by a panel from UNESCO, the UN Youth Envoy, Qatar Mission at UN, and the UN Office on Drug and Crime.

The meeting aims to promote a ‘culture of lawfulness’ in the education system to make the world safer from crime. HE Alya Ahmed Saif Al Thani, Qatar’s Permanent Representative to the UN moderated the discussion.

The Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Ahmed bin Hassan Al Hammadi said that the Education for Justice initiative inspires children and youth in the spirit of innovation in order to create a society free of drugs, crime and violent extremism.

Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of UNODC stressed that education for all children and youth is fundamental to the prevention of crime and corruption and to the promotion of a culture of lawfulness that supports the rule of law and human rights.

Significant Achievements

The period from 2015 to 2018 has been marked by significant achievements of the Doha Declaration on Education for Justice, the latest statistics from the UN indicate that the number of countries benefiting from the projects of the Global Programme for the Doha Declaration, since its adoption in 2015, reached more than 166 countries.

For more information about the Global Programme on Doha Declaration, visit unodc.org.