The UN Crime Congress has been held once every five years since 1955. It provides a forum for policymakers, pundits and practitioners from member states and international organizations to exchange experiences, discuss orientations for coordination in crime prevention and combat. The 14th Congress is attended by over 5,600 delegates from 152 countries, territories, and international organizations.
The Vietnamese delegation includes representatives from the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, the Supreme People's Court, the Supreme People's Procuracy, and the Governmental Office.
The leadership of the Ministry of Public Security assigned the Department of Legal Affairs and Administrative, Judicial Reforms to send representatives to attend this year’s virtual meeting.
The overall theme of the 14th UN Crime Congress is “Advancing crime prevention, criminal justice and the rule of law: towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda”.
Particularly, delegates to the Congress will discuss such topics as comprehensive strategies for crime prevention towards social and economic development; integrated approaches to challenges facing the criminal justice system; multidimensional approaches by member states to promoting the rule of law, building accountable and impartial institutions, and considering relevant measures to foster a culture of lawfulness; and international cooperation and technical assistance to prevent and address all forms of crime.
Participating in the Congress, Vietnam hopes that it can make contributions to making policies and regulations of the international community on crime prevention as well as learn working experiences from countries around the world so as it can craft effective domestic policies and laws on crime prevention and combat, which help protect national interests of Vietnam and its people in line with the common interests of the international community.