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UNODC’s E4J initiative receives Secretary-General 2020 Innovation Award

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UNODC’s E4J initiative receives Secretary-General 2020 Innovation Award

IAU is pleased to congratulate our partners at UNODC-E4J on this recognition

In March 2021, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), specifically the Education for Justice (E4J) Initiative got awarded the United Nations Secretary General Award 2020 for Innovation.

The award recognizes "inspiring and exemplary work of Secretariat staff members who have contributed above and beyond the call of duty or advanced projects with great impact and innovative potential" (Secretary-General António Guterres). The E4J initiative has been making significant and inspiring contributions for the promotion of crime prevention, criminal justice and the rule of law into curricula through adaptable, accessible and innovative tools, and all education levels including higher education. Since 2016 E4J is one of the components of UNODC’s Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration.

IAU has been working with the E4J team since a joint even at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in 2019, and collaborated since on (virtual) events around the HLPF, a young scholars competition, a publication,
and advocating for the important role of higher education and SDG4 in connection with SDG16.

Watch IAU's Congratulatory message here

Read more about the UN SG Award here

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goal : Quality education
Sustainable Development Goal : Peace, justice & strong institutions
Associated organization(s) : 
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
06/21/2021