The Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, which was implemented during 2016-2020, is the first programme adopted by the host country of the Crime Prevention Conference to convert the political declaration into projects on the ground.
This was highlighted by HE Major-General Dr Abdullah Yusuf al-Mal, adviser to HE the
HE Major-General Dr Abdullah Yusuf al-Mal
Minister of Interior and head of the Follow-up Committee for the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration in a statement reported by Qatar News Agency (QNA) Saturday.
He affirmed that the programme has proven successful in implementing its projects over the past years, especially in developing the work mechanisms of the UNODC, capacity development and training processes within a multi-dimensional strategy.
Some 2.5mn people from 190 countries have benefited from the activities of the Global Programme
He explained that this strategy was directed towards making a long-term impact in combating crime, consolidating the rule of law, enhancing the preparedness and effectiveness of member states to address transnational organised crime, drugs, corruption and terrorism, developing criminal justice institutions as well as the programme's role in using education in order to prevent crime, raise public awareness of its risks and enhance the integrity of the judiciary.
In a related context, he drew attention to the wide international attention accorded to the Global Programme during the 14th United Nations Conference on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice that was held in Kyoto, Japan, earlier this month. He said the Kyoto conference drew a new roadmap that was built on the Doha International Declaration and announcements of previous conferences to strengthen the efforts of the international community in combating organised crime and building fair criminal justice systems.
He added that the Doha Declaration programme has become a pioneering model to be emulated in providing support to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in order to assist countries, especially developing ones, in addressing organised crime, corruption, drugs and terrorism, and in building solid criminal justice systems and contributing to the implementation of the goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
He stressed that despite the difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the 14th Conference was able to combine realistic and virtual participation in events, and adopted the Kyoto Declaration, which laid the foundation for strengthening partnerships between the various components of the international community to achieve sustainable development and build a more just world, in a way that supports the achievement of the goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, QNA added.