The UNODC Virtual High-Level Event will be focusing on how brands of prison products support prisoner reintegration will take place on 21 July 2020 at 15:00 CET.
The provision of work programmes in prisons is one of the most effective ways to support prisoners’ successful reintegration into society, providing them with income and with relevant skills to find employment and help reduce their recidivism. Work programmes are sometimes associated with the creation of a brand of prison products, a measure that has been found reducing the social stigma associated to imprisonment, enhancing prisoners’ self-esteem, while meeting consumers’ demand for products that contribute to positive social goals.
Under the Doha Declaration Global Programme, UNODC has developed a Practical Guide to Creating a Brand of Prison Products to guide Member States in developing or enhancing a brand of prison products or services, in full compliance with international standards and norms applicable to prison-based work programmes and prisoners’ working conditions.
The agenda includes:
Opening Remarks: H.E. Ambassador Sultan bin Salmeen Almansouri, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations in Vienna
Presentations of national brands:
Introduction to the Practical Guide: Ms. Muriel Jourdan-Ethvignot, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, UNODC
Moderator: Mr. Marco Teixeira, Senior Programme Officer, Coordinator of the Doha Global Programme, UNODC
Registration: Please register here if you are interested in joining the virtual event.
For more information on rehabilitation and social reintegration of prisoners, please visit: https://www.unodc.org/dohadeclaration/en/topics/prisoner-rehabilitation.html
Text written by Muriel Jourdan-Ethvignot (UNODC)