Initiatives to Promote the SDGs in the Ministry of Justice

What are the SDGs?

 The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda) is a set of international development goals being pursued from 2016 to 2030. The 2030 Agenda was adopted at the UN Sustainable Development Summit held in September 2015, building on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The 2030 Agenda lists the “Sustainable Development Goals”, consisting of 17 goals and 169 targets in order to realize a sustainable world. The SDGs pledge to achieve a world in which “No one is left behind”.

JAPAN SDGs Action Platform (What are the SDGs?) (Ministry of Foreign Affairs website)
SDGs Logo “17 GOALS TO TRANSFORM OUR WORLD”

Efforts of the Japanese Government

 The SDGs are universal goals applicable not only to developing countries but also to developed countries. Japan established the SDGs promotion headquarters in May 2016, which is headed by the Prime Minister, and decided on the “SDGs Implementation Guiding Principles” in December of the same year.
 At the 7th Meeting of the SDGs Promotion Headquarters held in June 2019, the “Expanded SDGs Action Plan 2019” was adopted, which details various efforts of the Japanese Government to achieve the SDGs.

JAPAN SDGs Action Platform (Efforts of Japanese Government) (Ministry of Foreign Affairs website)

Efforts of Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Justice SDGs Logo
 The Ministry of Justice is working on measures to prevent recidivism and various human rights issues with the aim of realizing a safe and secure society and a society that respects human rights without discrimination or abuse.
 The Ministry of Justice is working on the following measures that can contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.
Initiatives to Promote the SDGs in the Ministry of Justice
 Ministry of Justice's Commitment to the SDGs (Japanese) (PDF)
   Ministry of Justice's Commitment to the SDGs (English) (PDF)

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 The 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Kyoto Congress) will be held! (Ministry of Justice website)

 Prevention of Adult and Juvenile Re-offending (Ministry of Justice website)

 Tackling Issues of People without Family Registration
    For those without family registration (Ministry of Justice website)
    Ensuring the family registration of all persons leaflet (PDF)
    Poster regarding "Consultation Counter for Ensuring the family registration of all persons” (PDF)

 Promotion of Preventive Advice Service(linked to an external website)
   * This links to the webpage for the "Liaison Committee among Ministries and Agencies on the Response to Arbitration Related to National Interests"
    in order to strengthen the litigation function of the whole government including preventive justice support.


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 Training and seminars for criminal justice practitioners in each country
    United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders pamphlet (Japanese) (PDF)
    United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders pamphlet (English) (PDF)
    International Training Programmes (PDF)

 Legal Technical Assistance (PDF)

 Promotiing the Concept of Being “Mental Barrier-Free " (PDF)

 Tackling Children’s Human Rights Issues (Ministry of Justice website)

 Improving Comprehensive Legal Support (linked to an external website)

 Promotion of the foreign language translation of Japanese laws
    Japanese Law Translation Database System (linked to an external website)
    Poster (PDF)
    Flyer (PDF)
    

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