United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFRI)

Institut africain des Nations Unies pour la prévention du crime et le traitement des délinquants

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1989-06-14 Kampala Uganda


Established at inaugural meeting of the Governing Board. Statute adopted by Resolution 642 (XXXIII) of 14th meeting of the Conference of Ministers of E-XE4174 - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), 14-17 Apr 1988, Niamey (Niger). Secretariat became operational in Jan 1991.


(a) Assist in formulating policies and programmes for prevention of crime and treatment of offenders, in the context of overall national development planning; (b) provide an empirical basis for policy formulation and decision-making by undertaking policy-oriented studies and research on priority problems in the region, including collection of information on crime trends and their impact on development and on crime prevention and criminal justice policies and programmes; (c) design and conduct training programmes for different categories and levels of criminal justice and related personnel, including policy makers, administrators, judges, prosecutors, lawyers, police and correctional officials, teachers, social workers and researchers, focusing on the trainers; upgrade this public service sector and impart new knowledge and skills through special inter-disciplinary courses, workshops, seminars, fellowships, internships and study tours; (d) assist in developing effective policies and programmes for prevention and control of juvenile crime and delinquency and for the treatment of juvenile offenders; (e) establish the framework for a data bank, promote exchange and transfer of knowledge, expertise and experience and disseminate information to governments, scholars, practitioners, researchers and organizations involved in the field; (f) assist in promoting innovative approaches to crime prevention and criminal justice reforms in accordance with United Nations norms and guidelines, drawing upon African traditions and orientations as well as on new developments in the field; (g) promote collaboration among the governments of the region in formulating common policies and undertaking joint action on matters of mutual concern in crime prevention and control, including appropriate legal agreements and practical arrangements at the regional and subregional levels.


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Governing Board (executive authority), consisting of: 2 representatives from each of the 5 ECA subregions, selected from 2 ECA member states in each region by ECA Conference of Ministers; a representative of the host country; a representative of the Executive Secretary of ECA; one representative each of E-XE7552 - United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV); by invitation of the Governing Board, representatives of E-XE7803 - Instituto Latinoamericano de las Naciones Unidas para la Prevención del Delito y el Tratamiento del Delincuente (ILANUD), E-XE7809 - United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI), E-XE0734 - European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI) and E-XE4069 - United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), representatives of interested international bodies and donor agencies and eminent experts may also attend as non-voting observers. Chairmanship of the Board is selected on annual rotational basis from amongst members of the Board (no member country holding the Chairmanship longer than 2 years). Secretariat, headed by Executive Director/Head of Mission, situated in Kampala (Uganda).


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