ICPC at the Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, April 20 to 27 2020

COVID-19 :

We regret to announce that, due to the worldwide situation related to COVID-19 and related factors, the 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, scheduled to be held in Kyoto, Japan on 20-27 April 2020, has been postponed to an as yet undetermined later date. The General Assembly formalized the postponement by its decision 74/L.47 on 13 April 2020. UNODC and the Host Country Japan are in consultation on possible new dates and are working closely with the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, which serves as preparatory body for the Congress. Additional information will be shared in due course.


It is with great excitement that we are announcing our presence at the Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Not only will ICPC experts be attending the congress, but we will also be organising one of its workshops. Given the Centre’s expertise in the subject matter, we will be organising the Congress’s only workshop on crime prevention, entitled “Evidence-based crime prevention: statistics, indicators and evaluation in support of successful practices”. This two day workshop will allow attendees to better acquaint themselves with the various approaches and best practices that exist with regards to evaluation, indicator production and statistics collection in support of evidence-based crime prevention.

The Congress:

United Nations congresses on crime prevention and criminal justice have been held every five years since 1955. The Congresses bring together high-level representatives of Governments, representatives of inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, criminal justice professionals and scholars of international repute to discuss common problems, share experiences and seek viable solutions to problems related to crime prevention and criminal justice. The Fourteenth Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice will be held in Kyoto, Japan from 20 to 27 April 2020 and will be attended by an estimated 5000 participants.

The International Centre for the Prevention of Crime:

Based in Montreal, ICPC has become a key player in the international arena for crime and violence prevention. The Centre played a fundamental role in the creation of the United Nations Guidelines for the Prevention of Crime and continues to actively promote them today. For over 25 years now, the main mission of ICPC has been the promotion of safer societies by preventing and reducing acts of violence and crime in communities through specific practices aimed at the reduction of criminality.

Our Plan:

ICPC intends to continuously inform congress participants and interested parties about the preparation of our workshop. The Centre plans to produce several informative videos and news capsules intended to keep attendees up-to-date with the developments of the workshop design and preparation. Furthermore, ICPC intends to become a reference of choice for all the latest news related to the themes of our workshop. In the months leading up to the event, we plan to disseminate news updates or academic findings relevant to our workshop and the 2020 UN Crime Congress across our networks.

In the meantime, make sure to follow us and our “#preventionmatters” hashtag on our social media to stay up to date with everything related to the workshop.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The ICPC team