During its thirtieth regular session in May 2021, the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice adopted by consensus a resolution entitled “Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice”, through which the Commission approved the Kyoto Declaration and recommended, through the Economic and Social Council, its endorsement by the General Assembly. Following the workplan, the first thematic discussion was held on 10-12 November 2021 in a hybrid format and focused on pillar I of the Kyoto Declaration, “Advancing Crime Prevention”, including addressing the causes, including the root causes, of crime, evidence-based crime prevention, tailor-made crime prevention strategies, addressing the economic dimension of crime, mainstreaming a gender perspective into crime prevention, children and youth in crime prevention, and youth empowerment for crime prevention.

Thematic discussions on Pillar II: Advancing the criminal justice system will be held from 5 to 7 December 2022. 

Thematic session 1: Safeguarding victims’ rights and protecting witnesses and reporting persons; Improving criminal investigation processes (5 December 2022)

Thematic session 2: Improving prison condition; Reducing reoffending through rehabilitation and reintegration (6 December 2022)

Thematic session 3: Mainstreaming a gender perspective into criminal justice systems; Addressing the vulnerabilities of children and youth in contact with the criminal justice system (7 December 2022)