Effective crime prevention should not be the exclusive responsibility of law enforcement and criminal justice systems. Instead, it requires holistic and inclusive approaches that address root causes of violence and crime and involves all relevant sectors of Government, the private sector and civil society actors, including the sport sector and youth.

Building on the UNODC Youth Crime Prevention through Sport Initiative under the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration and its “Line Up Live Up” programme on life skills training through sport, the event aims to raise awareness on the role of sport as an enabler of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including SDG 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions, and to discuss the role of the sport sector in the context of holistic crime prevention approaches, showcasing good practice examples and promoting multisectoral and innovative partnerships.



John Brandolino, Director, Division of Treaty Affairs, UNODC

Daniela Bas, Director, Division for Inclusive Social Development, UNDESA (video message)

Representative of the Permanent Mission of Qatar to the United Nations in Vienna


Youri Djorkaeff, Chief Executive Officer, FIFA Foundation (video message)
Stephan Fox, Secretary-General, International Federation of Muay Thai Associations
Xenia Kourgouzova, Senior Education Manager, Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage, International Olympic Committee
Ana Joselina Fortin Pineda, Commissioner of Sport, Republic of Honduras, Vice President of Honduras Olympic Committee
Dr. Phiset Sa-Ardyen, Executive Director, Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ)