What is the Congress?

United Nations Congresses on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice have been held every five years since 1955. The Congresses brings together high-level representatives of Governments, representatives of inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, criminal justice professionals and scholars of international repute to discuss common problems, share experiences and seek viable solutions to problems related to crime prevention and criminal justice.

The Fourteenth Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice will be held in Kyoto, Japan from the 7th to the 12th of March 2021. The venue of this Congress will be the Kyoto International Convention Center (KICC) which has high speed internet access, concessions stands, information desks and the most up-to-date conference center equipment and facilities available. It is arguably one of the top most beautiful conference facilities in the world. The staff is experienced in hosting international conferences.

Who will attend?

Most of the 193 Member States of the United Nations are expected to send their top justice officials to the Fourteenth Congress. In addition, distinguished criminal justice practitioners, together with experts from Institutes affiliated with the United Nations, along with their counterparts from the private sector will participate in specialized workshops and ancillary meetings. All aspects of crime prevention and criminal justice will be discussed and participants will present both official governmental positions and current research results.

Exhibit Application Forms:

The process for applying to host an exhibit at the 14th Congress will be handled in total by the Japanese Ministry of Justice via their Congress website.

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