With its headquarters in Geneva and representations in Vienna and Nairobi, Dominicans for Justice and Peace plays a consistent role in denouncing violations of human rights and destruction of the environment in the various UN instances and in supporting Dominicans and other civil society actors involved on the ground in these issues.
Since the creation of the League of Nations in 1919, Geneva became the hub for the development of international diplomacy and multilateralism. 100 years later, Geneva continues to be the key human rights and humanitarian centre in the world. With an office located a stone's throw from several offices of the UN, such as the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees, the Delegation is at the heart of international debates and negotiations on key contemporary issues.
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Vienna is the seat of a number of UN Offices dealing with a diversity of topics such as transnational organised crime, criminal justice, narcotic drugs, corruption and nuclear energy. The Delegation in Vienna primarily engages with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and more specifically with the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ). The Delegation is focusing on a number of transversal issues: Human trafficking, Prison Reform, Forest Crime, and Education for Justice.
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Nairobi is the UN Headquarters for its Environment (UNEP) and Human Settlements (UN-HABITAT) programmes. The UN Environment Programme is the main global organisation working with environmental issues and plays an important role in supporting nations to deliver on their environmental commitments. It deals with all environmental issues such as climate change, ecosystems and biodiversity, chemicals and waste, air, water, oceans and seas and forests. Since 2018, Dominicans for Justice and Peace is an observer to the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of UNEP, enabling Dominicans to have an active presence in the various sessions of the UNEA and its subsidiary bodies.
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