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Kyoto UN Youth Forum

NIS is proud to announce the participation of two remarkable Grade 11 students, Mina and Steven, at the Youth Forum for the 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, to be held in Kyoto at the end of February. The last time this event was held in Japan dates back to 1970 and therefore is a rare, if not once-in-a-lifetime, opportunity. Japan was the first non-European country to host the UN Crime Congress and returns to the country 51 years later. (being postponed from 2020)

The Congresses have been held every five years since 1955 in different parts of the world, dealing with a variety of topics in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. These congresses have influenced national and international policies and practices. At the Youth Forum portion of the Congress, youths accepted to participate will discuss issues related to the overall theme of "Advancing crime prevention, criminal justice and the rule of law" and present their recommendations to the full UN Crime Congress.

Good luck to Mina and Steven! We're inspired, very proud of your impact, and look forward to learning about your experience!

Watch the video messages from the participants HERE.