14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
The United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice is the world's largest and most diverse gathering of policy-makers, practitioners, academia, intergovernmental organizations and civil society in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. The Congresses have been held every five years since 1955 in different parts of the world, dealing with a vast array of topics. They have made considerable impact in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice and influenced national and international policies and professional practices. The Congresses provide a forum for (a) the exchange of views between States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and individual experts representing various professions and disciplines; (b) the exchange of experiences in research, law and policy development; and (c) the identification of emerging trends and issues in crime prevention and criminal justice.
The Fourteenth Congress will be held in Kyoto, Japan, from 20 to 27 April 2020. The overall theme, agenda items and the topics for the workshops of the Fourteenth Congress were determined by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 72/192. The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice also advanced preparations for the Fourteenth Congress through its resolutions submitted for adoption by the Assembly in 2018 and 2019.