Develop a regional knowledge hub located in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, to enhance statistical, analytical and monitoring capacities with respect to crime and criminal justice data of Asia-Pacific UN Member States.
Provide and organize technical assistance and training activities designed to support Member States in the region to improve statistical methodologies and technical capabilities with respect to the production, collection, analysis and dissemination of crime and criminal justice data as the basis for evidence-based strategies and policies achieve related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and targets.
Particular focus will be given to promoting, adopting and implementing the International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS), increasing the availability and quality of data provided to the UN-Crime Trends Surveys (UN-CTS), and other global data collections, and supporting the production of data indicators required to monitor relevant SDGs in the areas of crime, violence, trafficking, access to justice and the rule of law (E/CN.3/2019/19).
The CoE provides technical support within three areas to assist regional Member States: data collection and analysis; capacity building; and international partnership development to achieve the following objectives:
- 1. Promote the implementation of international standards to improve statistical data on crime and criminal justice, especially ICCS
- a. Increasing awareness of the ICCS and providing technical assistance for the implementation of the ICCS, specifically designed for key actors and stakeholders in the production of crime data; where possible, mapping national crime categories and legal codes to the ICCS categories through correspondence tables
- 2. Assist countries in gathering and reporting data to global data collections on crime and criminal justice, especially UN-CTS
- a. Increasing response rate and quality of data supplied to UNODC through the UN-CTS and other data collection exercises; strengthening coordination mechanisms and the network of national Focal Points for data reporting (improving coverage, strengthening role and expertise)
- 3. Support countries in producing and reporting indicators of SDGs in the areas of crime and violence, illicit trafficking, access to justice, rule of law and corruption
- a. Strengthening of national capacities to produce, analyze and disseminate 15 indicators required for monitoring relevant SDG targets in the areas of violence, crime, trafficking in persons, wildlife trafficking, firearms trafficking, illicit financial flows, rule of law and access to justice (included in Goals 3, 5, 11, 15 and especially 16)