Al-Raya: Doha Declaration on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Is Integrated International Roadmap

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Doha, May 16 (QNA) - Qatari newspaper, Al-Raya, praised Wednesday Qatar's distinguished role in the fight against crime, stressing that
Doha Declaration adopted by the Thirteenth Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Vienna is a historic document and an integrated international roadmap.
Al-Raya noted that the State of Qatar, in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), has adopted a unique initiative in the history of the United Nations congresses on crime prevention - "The World Program for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration" - which is aimed at assisting States, particularly developing States, in implementing these recommendations in four main areas: judicial integrity, youth crime prevention through sport, rehabilitation of prisoners and education for justice.
The Qatari daily noted that the program, since its launch in November 2015, has received a great international welcome and a real desire of States to benefit from its activities, referring to the latest statistics of the United Nations which showed that the number of countries benefiting from the projects of the global program reached 121. The program has also reached more than 13,000 stakeholders in more than 180 countries, most of them judges, sports coaches, academics, teachers and prison practitioners, as well as awareness campaigns that have reached more than 180 countries.
The most recent activities of the International Program were the Conference of Senior Judges and Chiefs of Supreme Courts, the largest gathering of judges organized by the United Nations in its history, which witnessed the launch of the Global Integrity Network. The Program also launched, in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), a unique educational program that strengthens the relationship between education and crime prevention, and includes educational courses and textbooks for various stages of education on global citizenship, prevention of violent extremism and achievement of sustainable development goals through education, the paper added.
The State of Qatar believes in pre-crisis preventive measures by focusing on bringing justice to societies and preventing injustice that often leads to the spread of crime, as well as rehabilitating criminals to become good citizens who contribute to the development of their societies. This is in itself the secret of the uniqueness of the Doha Declaration on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Because it basically targets the causes of the problem in order to immunize communities from this scourge, Al-Raya concluded. (QNA)