The Kyoto Congress Youth Forum Postponed (March 21, 2020).

The Youth Forum in Doha
The Ministry of Justice of Japan has decided to postpone the Kyoto Congress Youth Forum.
Please see the detail on the website of the Kyoto Congress (host country).

The Kyoto Congress Youth Forum

Japan has decided to host the Kyoto Congress Youth Forum, which is to follow the first Youth Forum, held in connection with the Doha Congress in 2015.  At the Kyoto Congress Youth Forum, young people from around the world, including high school students and university students, will focus on various issues related to the main theme and agenda items of the Kyoto Congress. Young people from around the world will discuss ways to improve our society with a view to deepening their understanding of issues related to crime prevention and criminal justice.

If you attend the Kyoto Congress Youth Forum, you will:

・Debate and discuss issues of global importance with young people from around the world using English as a common language.
・Through three-days of intensive discussions, make life-long friends who may become future leaders.
・Participate in the Forum at the UN conference venue in Kyoto, Japan.
・Learn about the experiences of UN officials and other global experts and criminal justice practitioners.

Date & Venue

Kyoto International Conference Center(left), Room A(right)
Date: April 13 –15, 2020
Venue: Kyoto International Conference Center, Room A


Overall Theme

Youth Engagement for Our Safe and Secure Society: towards Achieving the SDGs

Agenda Items

Agenda Item 1 Youth engagement in preventing youth crime and reintegrating youth offenders
Agenda Item 2 Youth education for fostering a culture of lawfulness
Agenda Item 3 Youth commitment towards a safe information society

The number of participants

Approximately 160 young people, including Japanese and foreigners



Contact us

The Office of the Kyoto Congress Organizing Committee (c/o Ministry of Justice)
1-1-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8977, Japan
TEL: +81 (0) 3-3592-7422, +81 (0) 3-3592-7423