This report presents information on national legislative action and policy directives in implementing the principles contained in the "Salvador Declaration on Comprehensive Strategies for Global Challenges: Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Systems and Their Development in a Changing World" and related recommendations of the Twelfth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice; and an overview is provided of suggestions of member states regarding the agenda and workshop topics for the Thirteenth Congress.
Regarding member states' legislative action and policy directives in implementing the principles of the Salvador Declaration, reports were received from Algeria, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, Guatemala, Mozambique, Myanmar, Panama, Poland, Qatar, Spain, Thailand, and the United States. Each of these country's legislative actions and policy directives related to the Salvador Declaration are summarized. United Nations member states also offered their suggestion for the overall theme, agenda items, and workshop topics for the Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, to be held in Doha in 2015. The Intergovernmental Group of Experts provided guidelines for the selection of agenda items. It recommended that agenda issues be of substantial concern and importance to as many members states as possible from all regions. In addition, it recommended that a balance be struck between issues related to crime prevention and control on the one hand, and issues related to criminal justice on the other hand. The topics should also be of political significance on which consensus has already been reached, but for which a political commitment might be warranted or desirable. Other agenda issues selected must have a high likelihood of gaining consensus for the first time. Other agenda issues should be included in the agenda for which consensus is not likely in the near future. But which warrant more discussion and understanding.
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