E4J – Humanity’s Future

E4J – Humanity’s Future
Zoya Salahuddin

Crime: an epidemic that plagues society, making development and advances in much-needed areas almost impossible. With criminal activity increasing every year, it is evident that crime prevention is incredibly crucial to the improvement of living standards across the world. Thus, at the conclusion of the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, the Doha Declaration was adopted, calling for the integration of crime prevention and criminal justice into the wider agenda of the United Nations. With the support of the State of Qatar, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has launched a Global Programme to bring the Declaration into reality.

One of the four interrelated––yet equally essential––components of the Programme is Education for Justice; its focus is the integration of crime prevention and the rule of law into all three tiers of education. In order to achieve the inclusive, crime-free societies necessary for the advancement of humanity, this people-centred approach is vital, making fair and free justice available to everyone.

Indisputably, having interactive and simple means of education on ethics, law and justice will reduce crime levels by a significant amount. With various crime prevention events taking place in countries ranging from Bolivia to Indonesia, this programme has lead to nations joining hands in hopes of a better, safer, and more sustainable future.