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Morocco Elected Vice-President of 14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Morocco was elected on Sunday as vice-president of the 14th Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, which kicked off in Kyoto, Japan.

Participants in the meeting, held in hybrid format, also elected, by acclamation, the Japanese minister of Justice, Yoko Kamikawa, as president of this 14th congress, in addition to 21 vice-presidents including Morocco in the person of ambassador Azzeddine Farhane, the Kingdom's permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, says the Moroccan embassy in Austria in a release.

The election of Morocco to the vice-presidency of the UN congress is a recognition of its substantial contribution to international efforts in the fight against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice.

The Moroccan delegation which takes part in the congress, which will run through March 12, is led by minister of Justice, Mohamed Ben Abdelkader, and includes the Ambassador of Morocco in Tokyo, the Ambassador Permanent Representative of Morocco in Vienna, and several other officials.

The United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice is the world's largest and most diverse gathering of policy-makers, practitioners, academia, intergovernmental organizations and civil society in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice.

The Congresses have been held every five years since 1955 in different parts of the world, dealing with a vast array of topics.

They have made considerable impact in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice and influenced national and international policies and professional practices.

The Congresses provide a forum for the exchange of views between States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and individual experts representing various professions and disciplines, the exchange of experiences in research, law and policy development and the identification of emerging trends and issues in crime prevention and criminal justice.