Col Youth Forum
Today, there are approximately 1.2 billion youths between the ages of 15 and 24 worldwide, accounting for about 15% of the world's population. Youth, the driving force of our future society, is an important stakeholder in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Therefore, it is vital that youth think over and discuss their ideal society with a great deal of hope, and that their voices are incorporated into policies.
In 2018, the United Nations launched the "Youth 2030 Strategy" and expressed its support and encouragement for incorporating the ideas of youth into actions to achieve the SDGs. Japan also organized the "Kyoto Congress Youth Forum" in conjunction with the Kyoto Congress in 2021. The Kyoto Declaration, which is the outcome document of the Kyoto Congress, calls for empowering youth to become active agents of positive change in their communities through organizing such youth forums.
Against this background, the Ministry of Justice of Japan, with the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which serves as the secretariat of the Congress, has decided to organize a "Global Youth Forum for a Culture of Lawfulness" on a regular basis. "A culture of lawfulness" refers to a culture in which the public, in general, respects the law and its enforcement, trusting that they are just and fair. It is one of the important factors which promotes the rule of law in a society. We hope to develop this event together with the youth so that this Youth Forum will be a place where the youth can deepen their understanding of contemporary issues on the rule of law and justice, understand and share their diverse backgrounds and values, and foster networks and friendships, while bringing their voices to the United Nations.
The logo of the Global Youth Forum for a Culture of Lawfulness may be used on the following conditions.
The logo may be used for projects or publications related to the Global Youth Forum for a Culture of Lawfulness (the Forum), subject to the approval of the Ministry of Justice of Japan and any and all conditions imposed on the use.
However, the logo may not be used for projects or publications under the following purposes:
To request permission to use the logo, please submit the application form and other required documentation to the Ministry of Justice of Japan by post or email. The application must reach the Ministry of Justice of Japan three (3) weeks before the applicant’s intended first date of use of the logo. The Ministry of Justice will inform the applicant of whether or not permission has been granted.
However, the logo may be used without permission when:
The application documents will not be returned to the applicants. Please make copies if needed.
Each applicant who has been granted permission to use the logo shall have full responsibility for using the logo and for implementation of the project following these and any additional conditions imposed by the Ministry of Justice of Japan. The Ministry of Justice will NOT assume any responsibility for use of the logo by applicants who have been granted permission to use it.
If there is any change to the purpose or use of the logo, or in case the relevant project is cancelled, please inform the Ministry of Justice by using the form below.
Even if permission is granted, it will be immediately revoked and goods bearing the logo must be recalled if it is determined by the Ministry of Justice of Japan that (i) permission was granted based on any application containing a material misstatement of fact or material omission of fact, (ii) the applicant’s use is outside the scope of its application, (iii) any applicable terms and conditions have been violated, or (iiii) it is necessary to revoke the permission.
Instructions and other requirements: (a) You may not alter the logo; (b) sufficient space must be kept between the logo and words or other designs; (c) the words contained within the logo must be legible when reducing the image size.
Application form for using the Global Youth Forum for a Culture of Lawfulness logo
Form to change or cancel the use of the Global Youth Forum for a Culture of Lawfulness logo
The International Affairs Division
Ministry of Justice
1-1-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8977