*This site serves as the central repository for Ancillary, Professional and Specialized Meetings and for Congress Exhibits.
It is not an official site of the United Nations or the government of Qatar.
The Thirteenth United Nations Congress
on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Since 1955, the United Nations congresses on crime prevention and criminal justice have brought together high-level representatives of Governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and criminal justice professionals and scholars, to discuss common concerns, share experiences and seek viable solutions to problems related to crime prevention and criminal justice.
Doha, Qatar — 12 to 19 April 2015
"Integrating crime prevention and criminal justice into the wider United Nations agenda to address social and economic challenges and to promote the rule of law at the national and international levels, and public participation."

Ancillary Meeting

An ancillary meeting is a meeting which can be in the form of a class, discussion, lecture, workshop, demonstration or similar presentation. As the name implies, ancillary meetings are subordinate to the official United Nations meetings. They are open to all delegates and the material presented becomes part of the public domain.

Professional Meetings

Professional meetings are usually called by the head of a professional or regional association and can be limited to invited guests and members. In some cases a professional meeting may be organized during the Congress in order to allow individuals of the same profession (e.g. heads of airport tower security) to meet.

Specialized Meetings

Specialized meetings can be highly technical and if they cover a specific item where security is a concern (e.g. training of police cybercrime technicians) they are open only to those specifically invited.
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Attending Organizations and Vendors submitted many publications (print, audio, and video) as supplemental to the Congress.


Carefully selected exhibits from governments, NGOs, professional associations, United Nations bodies and commercial vendors will present information on their work or products to delegates during the Congress. These will allow delegates to see the most advanced programs, equipment and techniques and to visit with those responsible for the products or programs.


No individuals working on the ancillary meetings and related activities are paid, including the Coordinator of Ancillary Meetings and Non-governmental Activities and the UN-caliber editors, supervisors and interpreters. Opportunities exist for volunteers and interns. The work is not only interesting, but volunteers are given full access to Congress activities.