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For a peaceful and prosperous world“We desire to occupy an honoured place in an international society striving for the preservation of peace,and the banishment of tyranny and slavery, oppression and intolerance for all time from the earth.”(From the Preamble of the Constitution of Japan)UNAFEI’s front entrance


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UNAFEI contributes to the enhancement of justicein the international communityUNAFEI provides various types of technical assistanceThe United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for thePrevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI)is a United Nations regional institute, established in 1962 byagreement between the United Nations and the Government ofJapan. UNAFEI’s main activities are to hold international trainingcourses and seminars for criminal justice personnel from aroundthe world and to conduct studies and research in the field ofcrime prevention and offender treatment. Following the UnitedNations policies and efforts concerning criminal justice, UNAFEIcontributes to promoting the sound development of criminal justicesystems and mutual co-operation among UN member states,especially developing countries in the Asia and Pacific Region.UNAFEI’s activities, fully funded by the Government of Japan, arehighly valued as part of Japan’s contributions to the internationalcommunity.UNAFEI is operated under the joint auspices of the Governmentof Japan and the United Nations, based on the exchange of officialdocuments between these two governing bodies. The United NationsTraining Cooperation Department in the Research and TrainingInstitute of the Ministry of Justice, assuming full responsibility forfinancing and personnel, conducts training courses, surveys, andresearch in co-operation with the United Nations. The Director ofthe department serves as the Director of UNAFEI, in consultationwith the United Nations. Professors, who are selected from amongjudges, public prosecutors, and correctional and probation officers,and the secretariat undertake the programming and implementationof UNAFEI’s activities in co-operation with related organizations,such as the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and theAsia Crime Prevention Foundation(ACPF).UNAFEI is the oldest of the regional United Nations instituteslocated around the world (Africa, Latin America, Northern Europe,etc.). UNAFEI contributes to the planning and implementation ofUnited Nations policies concerning worldwide crime prevention andoffender treatment, keeping close contact with the United NationsOffice on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna and other UnitedNations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme NetworkInstitutes (PNI).UNICRI (Italy)UNAFEI (Japan)Programme Network Institutes (PNI)ILANUD (Costa Rica)HEUNI (Finland)UNAFRI (Uganda.)NAUSS (Saudi Arabia)AIC (Australia)ICCLR & CJP (Canada)ISISC (Italy)NIJ (USA)RWI (Sweden)ISPAC (Italy)ICPC (Canada)ISS (South Africa)KIC (Korea)The Basel Institute on Governance(Switzerland)http://www.unicri.ithttp://www.unafei.or.jphttp://www.ilanud.or.crhttp://www.heuni.fi/http://www.unafri.or.ug/http://www.nauss.edu.sahttp://www.aic.gov.auhttp://www.icclr.law.ubc.cahttp://www.isisc.orghttp://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/http://www.rwi.lu.se/http://www.ispac-italy.orghttp://www.crime-prevention-intl.orghttp://www.issafrica.orghttp://www.KIC.re.krhttp://www.baselgovernance.org/Participants of an international training course arrive at UNAFEIFireworks Display at Tokyo Horse Race CourseHer Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha of Thailandvisits UNAFEIHistoryMar. 1954 The 1st United Asia and Far East Convention For the Prevention of Crimeand the Treatment of Offenders is held in Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon,Myanmar). A resolution is adopted calling for the establishment of aU.N.regional training institute on Asia.Mar. 1961 The U.N. and the Government of Japan sign an agreement establishinga United Nations regional training institute in Japan (March 15).Administrative and financial responsibilities are borne equally by the two.Mar. 1962 UNAFEI is inaugurated (March 15).Sep. 1962 The 1st International Training Course is conducted.Apr. 1970 The Government of Japan assumes all administrative and financialresponsibilities following an amendment of the March 1961 agreement.Jan. 1982 The present UNAFEI building is completed.Mar. 1993 His Imperial Highness, The Crown Prince Naruhito visits UNAFEI.Nov. 2001 UNAFEI Osaka office opens.Oct. 2002 UNAFEI celebrates its 40th anniversary.Dec. 2003 UNAFEI receives an award from the President of the National PersonnelAuthority.Aug. 2009 Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha of Thailand visits UNAFEIInternational training courses andsenior seminarsSince the first international training course, in 1962,UNAFEI has held two international training courses and oneinternational senior seminar annually. In every course andseminar, a different theme focusing on important issues in ourglobalizing society is selected and discussed. As of 31 March,2010, UNAFEI has conducted a total of 144 internationaltraining courses and senior seminars.The international training course held in spring mainly dealswith the treatment of offenders, while the one held in autumnconcentrates on crime prevention and countermeasures againstvarious crimes. In recent years, the duration of the internationaltraining courses has varied from five to six weeks. Participantsshould be criminal justice officials holding relatively senior orhigh-ranking positions in their respective countries. Usually,about fifteen overseas and five to ten Japanese participants takepart in each course or seminar. The main components of theprogrammes are: presentations by participants on the currentcriminal situation and criminal justice issues in their countries;lectures by UNAFEI professors and experts from Japan andabroad; observation visits to criminal justice agencies; groupworkshops; and plenary discussionsThemes of international training courses/seminars since 20052005 129th Crime Prevention in the 21st Century-Effective Prevention of Crimeassociated with Urbanization based upon Community Involvementand Prevention of youth Crime and Juvenile Delinquency130th Integrated Strategies to Confront Domestic Violence and ChildAbuse131st The Use and Application of the United Nations Declaration of BasicPrinciples of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power-Twenty Years after Its Adoption2006 132nd Strengthening the Legal Regime for Combating Terrorism133th Effective Prevention and Enhancement of Treatment for SexualOffenders 134th Challenges in the Investigation, Prosecution and Trial ofTransnational Organized Crime2007 135th Promoting Public Safety and Controlling Recidivism Using EffectiveInterventions with Offenders: An Examination of Best Practices136th Effective Measures for the Treatment of Juvenile Offenders and theirReintegration into Society137th Corporate Crime and the Criminal Liability of Corporate Entities2008 138th Effective Legal and Practical Measures for Combating Corruption: ACriminal Justice Response139th Profiles and Effective Treatments of Serious and Violent JuvenileOffenders140th The Criminal Justice Response to Cybercrime2009 141st The Improvement of the Treatment of Offenders through theEnhancement of Community-Based Alternatives to Incarceration142nd Effective Countermeasures against Overcrowding of CorrectionalFacilities143rd Ethics and Codes of Conduct for Judges, Prosecutors and LawEnforcement Officials2010 144th The Enhancement of Appropriate Measures for Victims of crime atEach Stage of the Criminal Justice ProcessIndividual presentation by a participantLecture by a UNAFEI professorGroup workshopPresentation by participants at a Plenary MeetingVisit to a court6 7


Various types of technical assistanceUpon requests from recipient countries around the worldand the United Nations, UNAFEI provides various types oftechnical assistance in addition to international training coursesand senior seminars. Such assistance mainly consists of trainingcourses and seminars both at UNAFEI and overseas locations.While themes, numbers of participants (10 to 20 people) andCountryMult-nationalChinaKenyaPhilippinesThemeThe Criminal Justice Response to CorruptionCrime Prevention and Criminal JusticeJuvenile Delinquent Treatment SystemCommunity-Based Treatment of Offendersthrough the Holistic Approach to VolunteerResource DevelopmentEvery year, since 1997 UNAFEI hasdispatched professors to Kenya for a short termstay. In addition, since 2000 the institute hasinvited officials from the Department of Children'sServices, Ministry of Gender, Children and SocialDevelopment and other agencies related tothe treatment of juvenile delinquents in Kenya,to training courses in Japan. The training isintended to help improve the administration of thejuvenile justice system in Kenya.duration (from a few days up to four weeks) vary, all technicalassistance projects are important activities at UNAFEI.Central AsianCountriesCriminal justice systemSoutheast AsiancountriesStrengthening the rule of law and goodgovernanceProbation Hostel for BoysWoodwork Training Center (Kenya)Since 2000, UNAFEI has held an annualinternational training course entitled “The CriminalJustice Response to Corruption”. Course participantsfrom various countries, including Japan, discussthe current situation of corruption in the respectivecountries, criminal justice responses and relatedissues, and the causes and backgrounds of corruption.In addition, they explore measures for establishinga more effective criminal justice system and debatespecific measures to manage the system effectively.Every year, about 15 participants from overseas andfive participants from Japan are invited.International Training Course on theCriminal Justice Response to CorruptionUNAFEI holds an annual seminar for China toexamine the current situation, issues, and possiblemeasures to improve the criminal justice systems in bothJapan and China, and to contribute to the enhancementof the Chinese criminal justice system.Training Course for volunteer children’s officers (Kenya)UNAFEI also provides seminars forCentral Asian countries. Since 2002, theinstitute has held seminars on judicialsystems for Tajikistani criminal justiceofficials. From 2005, these seminars wereextended to include the following fourother countries in this region: Kazakhstan,the Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan andUzbekistan.Seminars for ChinaDrug Control Agency (Tajikistan)8 9


UNAFEI co-operates with the UN and directly participatesin their activitiesRegional Seminar on Good Governance for Southeast Asian CountriesUNAFEI, determined to further contribute to the promotionof Good Governance in Southeast Asian countries, now holds anannual regional seminar commonly known as the GG Seminar.The aim of the Seminar is to reinforce the efforts made bySoutheast Asian countries to establish the rule of law and goodgovernance and to assist in developing human resources.The first two Seminars were held in Bangkok, Thailand,and the Third Seminar in Manila, the Philippines. The thirdGG Seminar, co-hosted with the Department of Justice of theRepublic of the Philippines and the United Nations Officeon Drugs and Crime, Regional Centre for East Asia and thePacific, addressed issues of money-laundering and corruption.Participants and visiting experts made presentations and helddiscussions, following which recommendations were adopted.The Fourth Seminar is planned for 2010.Past Seminars and their TopicsContribution to the UN Congressand the UN CommissionUNAFEI attends the United Nations Commission on CrimePrevention and Criminal Justice (a functional commission of the UNEconomic and Social Council, hereinafter called “the Commission”)held every spring in Vienna, Austria, and reports the outcomes ofits activities, surveys and research to the Commission. In addition,UNAFEI contributes to the UN by making various suggestions forthe planning and implementation of the UN Crime Prevention andCriminal Justice Programme.UNAFEI has also taken active part in the United NationsCongress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (held everyfive years, hereinafter called “the Congress”), including the coordinationand planning of workshops. At the 11th Congressheld in Thailand in 2005, UNAFEI co-ordinated a workshop onthe topic of “Measures to Combat Economic Crime, includingMoney Laundering.” UNAFEI will also co-ordinate a workshop on“Strategies and Best Practices against Overcrowding in CorrectionalFacilities” at the 12th Congress, to be held in Brazil in 2010.Speech by Mr. Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Directorof the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, givento the participants of the Seminar for Senior CriminalJustice Officials of the People’s Republic of China atUNAFEI in March 2003.“UNAFEI, one of the institutes comprising the United Nations CrimePrevention and Criminal Justice Programme network, and with thelongest history, has extended essential support to the activities of theUnited Nations in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. Ilook forward to our continued co-operation in the future.”(Mr. Costa, Executive Director, UNODC)2007Bangkok,Thailand“Corruption Control in the Judiciaryand Prosecutorial Authorities”2008Bangkok,Thailand“Corruption Control in PublicProcurement”2009Manila,the Philippines“Measures to Freeze, Confiscate and RecoverProceeds of Corruption, including Preventionof Money-Laundering”Regional Seminar on Good Governancefor Southeast Asian CountriesOverseas trainingUNAFEI collaborates with the United Nations LatinAmerican Institute for the Prevention of Crime and theTreatment of Offenders (ILANUD), in holding the regionalannual training course for criminal justice practitioners fromLatin American countries. UNAFEI also supports ILANUD inimplementing the follow-up seminar, which is held annually in aparticipating country. To contribute to the reform of the criminaljustice systems in Latin America countries, these courses andseminars have recently included in the curriculum the role ofjudges, prosecutors and defence counsel in Japan’s criminaljustice proceedings, and the recent progress of Japan’s criminaljustice reform.Follow-up seminar for the regional training course(Nicaragua)The UN Commission at Vienna, AustriaPhoto credits : Heinz Pfeifer10 11


Participants’ life at UNAFEIand an outline of the facilitiesThe participants usually stay in the dormitory attached to theUNAFEI main building. The living environment and meals aredesigned to meet the individual needs of participants so that theirstay will be as comfortable as possible.In their free time, they can enjoy activities such as; tennis,billiards, table tennis and mini football; working out in ourmultigym; watching videos; Karaoke singing; and dancing.UNAFEI is fully equipped with facilities for residentialtraining, including: an international conference room with 56 seatsin which three-language simultaneous interpretation is available; anauditorium; and a library, where about 30,000 books and materialsas well as computers connected to the Internet are available24 hours. In the dormitory, there are 35 private rooms for theparticipants, as well as a lounge with a Japanese tatami room whichprovides a relaxed atmosphere. There is also accommodation andfacilities for visiting experts.Dormitory room Library with 24-hour Internet access Dining roomJapanese tatami room Billiards in Lounge A Study tour to KyotoLounge BTable tennis tournamentInterpreter’s boothsUNAFEI Olympic games14 15


Public co-operationUNAFEI’s other activitiesThe Asia Crime Prevention Foundation (ACPF),both its headquarters and branches, greatly supportUNAFEI programmes by providing various activities forthe participants, such as friendship parties, co-hosting ofpublic lectures and home-visit programmes. Numerousvolunteers from the Rotary Club of Tokyo Musashi-Fuchu,the Soroptimist International of Tokyo-Fuchu, the VolunteerProbation Officers Association in Support of UNAFEI'sActivities, local neighbourhood associations, and otherorganizations also provide those participating in trainingcourses with opportunities to experience various Japanesecultural activities, such as the tea ceremony and calligraphy.Meeting during a study tour hosted by an ACPF branchPublic Lectures on Criminal PolicyAnnually, UNAFEI, the Japan Criminal Policy Society andthe ACPF jointly hold a Public Lecture on Criminal Policy at theMinistry of Justice, where eminent visiting experts invited byUNAFEI from abroad deliver public lectures in front of a largeaudience.Congratulatory ceremony ofthe 40th Anniversary of UNAFEI andthe 20th Anniversary of the ACPFUNAFEI and the ACPF held an anniversary ceremony andsymposium in 2002 to celebrate UNAFEI's 40th year and theACPF's 20th year since establishment. More than 300 peopleattended the ceremony, including Ministers of Justice, AttorneysGeneral, Prosecutors-General and other representatives fromJapan and other countries.Public lectures on criminal justice policyTour of Suntory's Musashino Brewery hostedby the Rotary Club of Tokyo Musashi-FuchuHigh ranking criminal justice officials from various countriesat UNAFEI’s 40th Anniversary ceremonyCongratulatory remarks by the then Minister of JusticeVolunteer Probation Officer (VPO)International SeminarVisit to the local primary schoolCalligraphy event hosted by the Soroptimist InternationalUNAFEI and the Rehabilitation Bureau of the Ministryof Justice jointly host seminars for volunteer probation officersfrom Japan on issues related to the treatment of offenders inoverseas countries (mainly those in Asia). Volunteer probationofficers from Japan are invited to this seminar during UNAFEI’sinternational training courses and senior seminars. The VPOinternational seminar provides the VPOs with an opportunityto exchange views with other participants attending UNAFEI’scourses and seminars and learn about current international trendsin criminal justice and the current situations in the countriesparticipating in UNAFEI’s courses and seminars.VPO International SeminarThe ACPF, established in 1982, is a foundation and an international non-government organization whose mainpurpose is to support the activities of UNAFEI.The ACPF has been granted General Consultative Status, which falls under the top category of UN NGOs(international nongovernmental organizations that are granted the UN consultative status), and has many branches inJapan and overseas.Research and surveysUNAFEI regularly reserches and surveys crime preventionand criminal justice.Research visit (China)16 17


More than 48 years of efforts poured into human resource developmenthave helped to establish a strong network of connectionsPublication of researchUNAFEI reports the results of its courses and seminars,as well as research and surveys, in its publications and on theUNAFEI website, and functions as an international informationcentre for crime prevention and the treatment of offenders. Thepublications are distributed to related agencies inside and outsideJapan.Website (http://www.unafei.or.jp)The UNAFEI website provides a wealth of information onthe Institute, current projects and activities, publications and soon.Resource Material SeriesUNAFEI publishes the UNAFEI Resource Material Seriesthree times a year. The series include materials related to theinternational training courses and senior seminars, such as thelecture materials of visiting experts from overseas, individualreports by training course and seminar participants, and reportson the outcome of discussions held in group workshops.UNAFEI NewsletterUNAFEI publishes the UNAFEI Newsletter three times ayear, which presents the activities of UNAFEI and outlines thecourses and seminars.UNAFEI websiteOver the past 48 years, more than 4,200 people from over130 countries have participated in the training courses andseminars organized by UNAFEI. Many UNAFEI alumni areplaying a leading role in the area of criminal justice in their ownrespective countries, and have a strong network of connections.Crime today often extends beyond national borders,therefore networking among criminal justice agencies is aneffective and valuable way of gathering information andfacilitating international co-operation. In order to strengthenthese networks, UNAFEI published a network list containing thenames of about 3,400 UNAFEI alumni and visiting experts in2003, and sends e-mail newsletters to past participants to provideup-to-date information about UNAFEI’s activities.UNAFEI Network ListParticipating Countries(including participants, visiting experts, etc.)Participating Countries(visiting experts only)UNAFEI publications18 19


United Nations Asia andFar East Institute forthe Prevention of Crime andthe Treatment of OffendersAddress:1-26 Harumi-cho, Fuchu-shiTokyo 183-0057Tel: 042-333-7021Fax: 042-333-7024E-Mail: unafei@moj.go.jpWebsite: http:/www.unafei.or.jpUNAFEI Osaka branch officeAddress:1-1-60 Fukushima, Fukushima-kuOsaka 553-0003JapanTel: 06-4796-2153/2154Fax: 06-4796-2157Country Code: +81to JR Kokubunji StationJRMusashinoLineFuchu PrisonTokyo University ofAgriculture andTechnologyJRKita-FuchuStationUNAFEIFuchu-lou HospitalFuchu-DaiichiJunior High SchoolKeyaki StreetSakura StreetRoute 20 (Koshu Kaido)Keio LineKeio-Fuchu Station(Published in March 2010)

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