|United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice|
|Inaugurated||22 August 1955|
|Most recent||12-19 April 2015|
|Next event||20-27 April 2020|
|Organized by||Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice|
The United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice is a United Nations (UN) sponsored congress on the topics of crime, crime prevention and criminal justice, held every five years. It is organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Participants of the Congress include UN Member States and Observers, international organizations, non-governmental organization and individual experts.
The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice acts as preparatory and implementing body to the Crime Congress. Regional preparatory meetings are held to examine the substantive agenda items of the upcoming Crime Congress and to make action-oriented recommendations to serve as a basis for the draft recommendations and conclusions for consideration by the Congress.
The event was initially held in 1955, following the dissolution of the International Penal and Penitentiary Commission (IPPC) by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950. Initially called the United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, the current name was adopted in 2005.
The antecedents of the Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice include the First International Congress on the Prevention and Repression of Crime, held at London in 1872.
|1st Congress||1955||Geneva, Switzerland||
||Adopted the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners|
|2nd Congress||1960||London, United Kingdom||
|3rd Congress||1965||Stockholm, Sweden||
|4th Congress||1970||Kyoto, Japan||
|5th Congress||1975||Geneva, Switzerland||
||Adopted the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Being Subjected to Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment |
|6th Congress||1980||Caracas, Venezuela||
|7th Congress||1985||Milan, Italy||Adopted:
|8th Congress||1990||Havana, Cuba||Adopted:
|9th Congress||1995||Cairo, Egypt||
|10th Congress||2000||Vienna, Austria||
||Adopted the Vienna Declaration on Crime and Justice: Meeting the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century|
|11th Congress||2005||Bangkok, Thailand||
||Adopted the Bangkok Declaration on Synergies and Responses: Strategic Alliances in Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice|
|12th Congress||2010||Salvador, Brazil||
|13th Congress||2015||Doha, Qatar||Adopted the Doha Declaration on Integrating Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice into the Wider United Nations Agenda to Address Social and Economic Challenges and to Promote the Rule of Law at the National and International Levels, and Public Participation|
|14th Congress||2020||Kyoto, Japan||
Overall theme: "Advancing crime prevention, criminal justice and the rule of law: towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda"