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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History

14-15 June 1989, Kampala (Uganda), at inaugural meeting of the Governing Board. Statute adopted by Resolution 642 (XXXIII) of 14th meeting of the Conference of Ministers of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), 14-17 Apr 1988, Niamey (Niger). Secretariat became operational in Jan 1991. Also referred to as African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders -- Institut africain pour la prévention du crime et le traitement des délinquants.

Aims

(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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Activities

Programme primarily in 5 major categories: training/human resources development; research and policy development; information/documentation; advisory services; promotion of joint activities and strategies. Consistent with medium strategy and action (2002-2006), programme of work incorporates thematic issues for discussion and attention of relevant authorities, based on needs of member states for crime prevention and criminal justice.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 29 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Youth
  • Information
    • Information
  • Societal Problems
    • Prevention
    • Crime
  • Education
    • Educators
  • International Relations
    • United Nations
  • Policy-making
    • Policy
  • Peace
    • Justice

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

E6121

Last News Received

12. Oct 2010
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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