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on 11 November

Special Lecture by Dr. Kittipong Kittayarak

On 11 November, UNAFEI, in collaboration with the Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) and the Asia Crime Prevention Foundation (ACPF), hosted the Special Lecture by Dr. Kittipong Kittayarak, special advisor to the TIJ.
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Lecture by Dr. Kittayarak
Lecture by Dr. Kittayarak

on 4 November

Announcement: Special Lecture by Dr. Kittipong Kittayarak

UNAFEI, in collaboration with the Thailand Institute of Justice(TIJ) and the Asia Crime Prevention Foundation(ACPF), will host a Special Lecture, titled "Reimagining Justice in Thailand: Towards a Collaborative and People Centered Approach", by Dr. Kittipong Kittayarak (Special Advisor to TIJ) on 11 November. For more details, please see the attached flyer.

Announcement: Special Lecture by Dr. Kittipong Kittayarak

Announcement: Special Lecture by Dr. Kittipong Kittayarak

on 2 November

The 24th UNAFEI UNCAC Training Programme commenced.

● Main Theme : "Identifying, Tracing, Freezing, Seizing, Confiscating and Recovering Proceeds of Corruption: Challenges and Solutions"
● Duration : From 2 to 28 November 2022

The 24th UNAFEI UNCAC Training Programme commenced.

● Main Theme : "Identifying, Tracing, Freezing, Seizing, Confiscating and Recovering Proceeds of Corruption: Challenges and Solutions"
● Duration : From 2 to 28 November 2022

on 22 October

UNAFEI’s 60th Anniversary Event We are very pleased to announce that UNAFEI held its 60th Anniversary event titled “Creating Inclusive Societies: Approaches to Reducing Reoffending” in a hybrid format (at the Ministry of Justice and online) on 21 October 2022. The audience was very much impressed by the insightful and inspiring lectures from the following three speakers: Dr. Matti Joutsen (Special Advisor, Thailand Institute of Justice) Senior Justice Vui Clarence Nelson (The Supreme Court of Samoa) Mr. Severino H. Gaña, Jr. (International Director of the ACPF) Following the Event, the Joint Ceremony for UNAFEI’s 60th And ACPF’s 40th Anniversaries was held at ZCK Hall, Tokyo. Congratulatory speeches (including recorded speeches) were delivered by: His Excellency HANASHI Yasuhiro, Minister of Justice The Honourable Judge Piotr Hofmański, President, International Criminal Court The Honourable Ms. Ghada Fathy Waly, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the distinguished speakers, attendees, guests and everyone behind the scenes. Thank you very much!


Dr. Matti Joutsen (Special Advisor, Thailand Institute of Justice)


Senior Justice Vui Clarence Nelson (The Supreme Court of Samoa)


Mr. Severino H. Gaña, Jr. (International Director of the ACPF)


His Excellency HANASHI Yasuhiro, Minister of Justice


The Honourable Judge Piotr Hofmański, President, International Criminal Court


The Honourable Ms. Ghada Fathy Waly, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Dr. Matti Joutsen (Special Advisor, Thailand Institute of Justice)
Senior Justice Vui Clarence Nelson (The Supreme Court of Samoa)

Mr. Severino H. Gaña, Jr. (International Director of the ACPF)
His Excellency HANASHI Yasuhiro, Minister of Justice
The Honourable Judge Piotr Hofmański, President, International Criminal Court
The Honourable Ms. Ghada Fathy Waly, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

on 21 October

Event on Reducing Reoffending with PNI Experts (18 - 21 October, 2022) concluded. From 18 to 21 October, we invited 12 experts (9 experts from 7 of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network Institutes (PNI), together with 3 observers) to UNAFEI for an event on reducing reoffending. The main theme was “Enhancing Technical Assistance to Reduce Reoffending and Promote an Inclusive Society”. The experts explored effective technical assistance for reducing reoffending in developing countries with limited human or material resources. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, personal contact between the PNI had been restricted for several years, so on this occasion, we were very pleased to hold an in-person meeting to enhance the PNI network.

Chair's Summary

Chair's Summary


Conference Hall


Conference Hall


Visiting Higashi Nihon(East Japan) Adult Corrections Medical Center


Visiting Shisuien Halfway house


Visiting Ministry of Justice

Conference Hall
Conference Hall

Visiting Higashi Nihon(East Japan) Adult Corrections Medical Center
Visiting Shisuien Halfway house
Visiting Ministry of Justice

on 21 October

UNAFEI and International Criminal Court (ICC) concluded a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on October 21, 2022.



ICC President, The Honourable Judge Piotr Hofmański (left) and UNAFEI Director, Mr. MORINAGA Taro (right)

on 18 October

Event on Reducing Reoffending with PNI Expert commenced.

●Main Theme: "Enhancing Technical Assistance to Reduce Reoffending
and Promote an Inclusive Society"

●Duration: From 18 to 21 October 2022

on 29 September

The 179th International Training Course (Online) concluded.


The opening ceremony Lecture by Dr. Garner Clancey (the University of Sydney Law School)
Q&A Session with Ms. Hannah Tiefengraber (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) Lecture and Q&A Session by Mr. NASU Akihiro (Correctional Training Institute)
The closing ceremony (AM session) The closing ceremony (PM session)

The 179th International Training Course(Online) concluded.

The opening ceremony
Lecture by Dr. Garner Clancey (the University of Sydney Law School)
Q&A Session with Ms. Hannah Tiefengraber (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)
Lecture and Q&A Session by Mr. NASU Akihiro (Correctional Training Institute)
The closing ceremony (AM session)
The closing ceremony (PM session)

on 31 August

Study Tour for Cambodian Officials on Community-based Treatment

From 23 to 31 August 2022, in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), we invited 14 government officials from the Kingdom of Cambodia, led by H.E. Mr. Pao Hamphan, Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, and H.E. Mr. Kim Santepeap, Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, to UNAFEI for a study tour on the community-based treatment of offenders, specifically focusing on the parole system. This was the first in-person study visit for UNAFEI in about two and a half years since the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the ongoing nature of the pandemic, lectures and site visits were conducted with procedures to prevent infection. We hope that what the participants learned during the study tour in Japan will be beneficial for the development of the community-based treatment system in Cambodia.

Group photo at UNAFEI Visiting Souji-ji, Temple
Visiting Shisui-en, Halfway house Conference room
Group Discussion Session Group Discussion Session
Group photo at UNAFEI
Visiting Souji-ji, Temple
Visiting Shisui-en, Halfway house
Conference room
Group Discussion Session
Group Discussion Session

on 6 September

The 179th International Training Course (Online) commenced.

● Main Theme : “Juvenile Justice and Beyond - Effective Measures for the Rehabilitation of Juveniles in Conflict with the Law and Young Adult Offenders”
● Duration : From 6 September to 29 September 2022

The 179th International Training Course (Online) commenced.

● Main Theme : “Juvenile Justice and Beyond - Effective Measures for the Rehabilitation of Juveniles in Conflict with the Law and Young Adult Offenders”
● Duration : From 6 September to 29 September 2022

on 7 July

The 178th International Training Course (Online) concluded.

Opening Remarks by Director Morinaga Presentation by participants
Q&A Session with Dr. Dougherty (USDOJ) Q&A Session with Ms. Lina Aksu (EUROJUST)
Collaborative work in group workshops Waving hands after successful completion of the seminar

The 178th International Training Course(Online) concluded.

Opening Remarks by Director Morinaga
Presentation by participants
Q&A Session with Dr. Dougherty (USDOJ)
Q&A Session with Ms. Lina Aksu
Collaborative work in group workshops
Waving hands after successful completion of the seminar

UNODC is preparing for a global awareness-raising campaign on the occasion of Nelson Mandela Day 2022 on 18 July, which will be entitled #DignityUnlocked. It will encourage users to upload video clips (60 seconds max, w/h English subtitles) or other illustrated content on social media, in particular Twitter, between 12 and 19 July 2022. For more details, please see the following flyer. Please feel free to join the campaign and to post the flyer on your websites/social media. (Kindly note that all tweets/posts that will be used as part of the campaign should be branded with #DignityUnlocked.)

Be Aware of the Fake UNAFEI (The United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders ) Website

UNAFEI found some fake websites with some images of genuine websites of public institutions, companies, other organizations. Some of those have links to malicious websites and you will be implicated in cybercrime if you access these sites.
When you use websites in unusual ways, such as accessing other website through URL link or unfamiliar sites, please be sure to check the domain name of URL by putting your mouse pointer on the links or checking addresses carefully.
When a domain name is thought to be suspicious, for example, it has no indication related to public institutions, please check the URL of genuine website by using other search engines and taking other ways. You should not easily click suspicious websites and contents in those sites.
You can check the alert from Ministry of Justice on the following page.
Ministry of Justice https://www.moj.go.jp/hisho/kouhou/hisho06_00760.html (external link) (in Japanese)

Be Aware of the Fake UNAFEI (The United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders ) Website

UNAFEI found some fake websites with some images of genuine websites of public institutions, companies, other organizations. Some of those have links to malicious websites and you will be implicated in cybercrime if you access these sites.
When you use websites in unusual ways, such as accessing other website through URL link or unfamiliar sites, please be sure to check the domain name of URL by putting your mouse pointer on the links or checking addresses carefully.
When a domain name is thought to be suspicious, for example, it has no indication related to public institutions, please check the URL of genuine website by using other search engines and taking other ways. You should not easily click suspicious websites and contents in those sites.
You can check the alert from Ministry of Justice on the following page.
Ministry of Justice https://www.moj.go.jp/hisho/kouhou/hisho06_00760.html (external link) (in Japanese)

on 31 May

The online training for the Parole and Probation Administration in the Philippines has successfully concluded.
UNAFEI conducted an online training course once a week from 19 January to 11 May 2022 for the Parole and Probation Administration (PPA), Department of Justice in the Philippines, in collaboration with the UNODC and with the support of Dr. Raymund Narag from Southern Illinois University, Dr. Clarke Jones from the Australian National University and Mr. Tyrone Mattison from the Global Justice Reform Initiative. The training course was on the subject of principles of effective parole and probation and was composed of 16 sessions, including lectures by the instructors, presentations by the participants and discussions. In particular, the participants actively discussed the proposed new measures for probation and their pilot implementation, which have been under discussion since last year. UNAFEI will continue to cooperate with the PPA's efforts to enhance community corrections in the Philippines.


Lecture by Dr. Narag


Lecture by UNAFEI


A scene of the discussion

Lecture by Dr. Narag
Lecture by UNAFEI

A scene of the discussion

on 13 May

Announcement on Side Events of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)

On 17 and 19 May 2022, UNAFEI will host the side events as an organizer and a co-organizer.
For more details, please see the following link:

on 17 March

The 1st International Training Course on Building Inclusive Societies (Online) concluded.

Lecture by Dr. John P. J. Dussich (Professor Emeritus, California State University, Fresno) Lecture by Dr. NAKA Makiko (Professor, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto)
Role-playing on forensic interviewing techniques Saying goodbye (1st session)
Saying goodbye (2nd session)

The 1st International Training Course on Building Inclusive Societies (Online) concluded.

Lecture by Dr. John P. J. Dussich (Professor Emeritus, California State University, Fresno)
Lecture by Dr. NAKA Makiko (Professor, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto)
Role-playing on forensic interviewing techniques
Saying goodbye (1st session)
Saying goodbye (2nd session)

on 2 March

Director Morinaga participated in the TIJ’s Executive Programme as a lecturer

On 2 March 2022, Director Morinaga delivered a lecture in “The Executive Programme on the Implementation of the International Standards and Norms in Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice” organised by the Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ). This programme is designed as a capacity building programme to support justice leaders in their design and delivery of effective and responsive criminal justice strategies and actions, looking ahead at the challenges of justice reforms and the future of criminal justice. On 2 March, the fifth of nine modules was conducted on the theme of “Guaranteeing access to justice for all”, where Director Morinaga gave an overview of juvenile justice and child protection in Japan in the session “Promoting child-friendly justice design”. The lecture was followed by a lively Q&A session, during which participants asked a variety of questions, including about the age of criminal responsibility. Both UNAFEI and TIJ are members of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network Institutes (PNI). UNAFEI will continue to collaborate with TIJ and other PNIs to enhance each other's activities.

Lecture by Director Morinaga
Scene at the venue Q and A session
Online participants

Lecture by Director Morinaga
Scene at the venue
Q and A session
Online participants

on 25 February

Announcement for the Asia Crime Prevention Foundation (ACPF)’s 40th anniversary award

Invitation to Submit Prize Papers from ACPF.
For those who are interested, please see the following link:
https://www.acpf.org/information_en/the-asia-crime-prevention-foundation-acpfs-40th-anniversary-award-programme.html別ウィンドウで開きます

ACPF:
The Asia Crime Prevention Foundation (ACPF), established in 1982, greatly supports UNAFEI programmes by providing various activities for the participants, such as friendship parties, co-organization of a public lecture and study tour programmes. ACPF is a non-profit foundation and an international non-governmental organization, whose main purpose is to support UNAFEI activities. ACPF has been granted General Consultative Status, the top category of UN NGOs (international nongovernmental organizations that are granted UN consultative status). ACPF has many branches overseas and in Japan.

on 7 - 10 February

The online seminar for officials in Kenya has successfully concluded.

UNAFEI conducted an online training seminar for Kenyan officials involved in juvenile justice from 7 to 10 February 2022. The seminar was organized in collaboration with Kenyan government officials who are involved in the management of the Child Care and Protection Officers Training Programme UNAFEI’s seminar aimed at training trainers for the Child Care and Protection Officers Training Programme. The participants from institutions such as the National Police Service, the Department of Children’s Services, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Judiciary, the Probation and Aftercare Services and the Kenya Prisons Service delivered mock lectures and attended lectures by UNAFEI and trainers from the government of Kenya so as to gain necessary skills and knowledge to become trainers.


(A scene of the course)

(A scene of the course)

on 3 February

The 177th International Senior Seminar (Online) concluded.

Session with Hogoshi(Japanese Volunteer Probation Officers) Q&A with Dr. Will Hughes(London Metropolitan University)
Q&A with Mr. HONDA Yuichiro(Tokyo District Public Prosecutors' Office) Q&A with Mr. SUZUKI Takayuki(Correction Bureau, Ministry of Justice)
Collaborative work in group workshops Waving hands after successful completion of the seminar

The 177th International Senior Seminar (Online) concluded.

Session with Hogoshi(Japanese Volunteer Probation Officers)
Q&A with Dr. Will Hughes(London Metropolitan University)
Q&A with Mr. HONDA Yuichiro(Tokyo District Public Prosecutors' Office)
Q&A with Mr. SUZUKI Takayuki(Correction Bureau, Ministry of Justice)
Collaborative work in group workshops
Waving hands after successful completion of the seminar

on 19 January

* We have stopped accepting applications since all seats have been filled.

(Notice)
To those who have registered but are not able to attend on the day, please cancel your registration (see explanation in the Zoom invitation email). Thank you.

Announcement for the "Public Lecture on Criminal Justice Policy" (February 2022)

The Public Lecture will be held on 8 February, 16:00 – 18:00 JST (7:00 - 9:00 GMT).
For more details, please see the attached flyer:

flyer
flyer

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International Conventions

The United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI) actively participates in various international conventions, giving lectures, making proposals, and expressing opinions for the development of crime prevention and criminal justice.

International Conventions

Plan of Activities

Programme(Main Theme) Date
The 178th International Training Course
(Cybercrime and Digital Evidence)
14 June- 7 July 2022
The 2nd Youth International Training Course
(Towards a Society without Child Abuse: Seeking Youth-led Solutions)
1 - 5 Aug. 2022
The 179th International Training Course
(Juvenile Justice and Beyond - Effective Measures for the Rehabilitation of Juveniles in Conflict with the Law and Young Adult Offenders)
6 - 29 Sep. 2022
The 24th UNAFEI UNCAC Training Programme
2 - 28 Nov. 2022
The 180th International Senior Seminar

(Promoting Legal Aid for Offenders and Victims)
13 Jan. - 6 Feb. 2023
The 2nd International Training Course on Preventing Reoffending / Female and Child Victims
8 - 20 Mar. 2023
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