UNAFEI’s Second Alumni Webinar on 19 November 2020
UNAFEI, together with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), conducted its second alumni webinar.
Date: 19 November 2020, 19:00 ～ 20:20 (JST)
Title: "Follow-up to Recent UNAFEI Programmes and the Latest Criminal Justice Issues, Including Practical Responses to COVID-19 Threats ～ the 2nd Session"
This webinar focused on investigation, prosecution and adjudication issues. A UNAFEI professor, Mr. FUTAGOISHI Ryo made a short presentation on the challenges and measures to respond to the pandemic in investigation and prosecution practice in Japan. The alumni listed below also reported how they had made use of their experiences at UNAFEI in their daily work and shared updates on criminal justice issues faced in practice, including responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
◆From the 172nd International Training Course
Mr. Julio Alberto Campines (Panama)
Ms. Mithounavanh Kongmany (Lao PDR)
◆ From the 22nd UNCAC Training Programme
Ms. Olesia Victorivna Marenych (Ukraine)
Ms. Mariam Galstyan (Armenia)
Following these reports, the presenters and the audience engaged in discussion with over 90 participants gathered online. The webinar provided the opportunity to learn from each other not only regarding updates on criminal justice issues but also on issues that none of us have experienced before – criminal justice responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Like the first webinar, an online reunion took place after the formal session, which was a great opportunity to interact with and see each other on-screen. Despite the time differences, we appreciate the enthusiastic participation from all over the world.
UNAFEI's first Alumni Webinar on 30 September 2020
On 30 September 2020, UNAFEI, together with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), conducted its first alumni webinar entitled "Follow-up to Recent UNAFEI Programmes and the Latest Criminal Justice Issues, Including Practical Responses to COVID-19 Threats".
During the webinar, two UNAFEI professors made short presentations on the challenges and measures to respond to the pandemic in the treatment of offenders in Japan. The alumni listed below also reported how they had made use of their experiences at UNAFEI in their daily work and shared updates on criminal justice issues faced in practice, including responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
◆From the 173rd International Training Course
Mr. Evans Messop MONGARE (Kenya)
Ms. Irani Ganga WAKISHTA ARACHCHI (Sri Lanka)
◆From the 174th Senior Seminar
Ms. Ana Cristina BANDEIRA LINS (Brazil)
Mr. ISHIHARA Junichi
Approximately 110 alumni participated in the webinar. Participants were able to ask questions to the speakers and share their own experiences. The webinar also included brief updates from experts on the situations in Europe and Latin America. After the formal session, an online reunion took place in which the participants were able to provide personal and professional updates.
We appreciate the participation of alumni from all over the world, especially those who logged in at unfriendly times because of the time differences. The webinar provided a great forum not only for sharing measures in different criminal justice systems to cope with the unprecedented difficulty caused by COVID-19, but also for strengthening our alumni network.
The next webinar, which will focus on investigation, prosecution and adjudication issues, will take place in November.
The Kyoto Congress has been rescheduled
◆The Kyoto Congress (14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice): rescheduled from 7-12 March 2021
※Further information is available on the website of the UNODC
Postponement of UNAFEI’s international training courses
Due to the ongoing status of the global coronavirus pandemic, the following international training courses have been postponed:
◆The 175th International Training Course: originally scheduled from 13 May – 18 Jun 2020 → undetermined
◆The 176th International Training Course: originally scheduled from 19 Aug – 18 Sep 2020 → undetermined
◆The 23rd UNAFEI-UNCAC Training Programme: originally scheduled from 25 Nov – 21 Dec 2020 →undetermined
We will announce the updated schedules once they have been determined.
Postponement of UNAFEI & ACPF's Ancillary meeting “Follow-up to UNAFEI training courses and seminars” and the Alumni reception
We regret to inform you that the UN has decided to postpone the Kyoto Congress (For the details, please see the link at https://www.unodc.org/congress/).
Accordingly, the UNAFEI & ACPF's ancillary meeting will be postponed as well as the Alumni reception.
We believe that the Congress will be rescheduled and will keep you informed on the progress via our email magazine and UNAFEI's website.
The 174th International Senior Seminar concluded.
UNAFEI Public Lecture 2020 was held at the Ministry of Justice, Japan.
The participants of the 174th International Senior Seminar paid a courtesy visit to Ms. Masako MORI, Minister of Justice.
The 174th International Senior Seminar commenced.
● Main Theme : "Prevention of Reoffending and Fostering Social Inclusion: From Policy to Good Practice"
● Duration : From 16 January to 14 February 2020