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Use and Application of United Nations Standards and Norms in Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, 2011

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Date Published
January 2011
20 pages
This report from the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council presents a summary of the work of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in 2010 to implement UN standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice.
The main work of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is to prevent crime and strengthen criminal justice systems around the world through the development of standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice. This report presents an overview of the progress made in 2010 by UNODC in its efforts to implement the standards and norms. Some of these efforts include an increase in UNODC's technical assistance portfolio which funded prevention projects in countries such as Bolivia, Brazil, El Salvador, and Honduras; the funding of projects for the prevention of violence against women in countries of the Southern Cone, Southern Africa, and Viet Nam; major developments on the area of national and international child justice reform; advances in disseminating the United Nations standards on juvenile justice and child victims in various regional and national forums; and the development of several new initiatives to promote access to justice and legal aid. The efforts of the UNODC are presented in greater detail by world region, along with recommendations for work to be done in 2011.