The 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice was organised in Kyoto, Japan, from 7 to 12 March 2021. It continued the long tradition of the world’s largest get-togethers on crime and justice, but in some respects, it was a very different Congress. Above all, it had the distinction of being the first major UN conference in any field to be organised after the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Kyoto Congress set the pattern for how this can be done in such unprecedented circumstance in a hybrid conference, with some participants on-site actually roaming the conference halls, and others participating remotely from their office or home all around the world.
Following past practice, the Kyoto Congress also had many ancillary meetings, special events, as well as an exhibition. Ambassador Ugljesa Ugi Zvekic, EPLO participated in the Panel on “20 Years of UNCAC: Past, Present and Future” organized by UNODC, the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Cen-tre under the sponsorship of the Alliance of NGOs for Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
A more detailed summary of the Congress can be found here.