The AIC is one of the Institutes of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network (known as the PNI). In October 2019 we hosted the 2019 Autumn Coordination Meeting of the PNI in Canberra. We welcomed colleagues from the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand and the United States.
The Autumn Coordination Meeting focused on updating PNI colleagues on research currently being undertaken, and creating opportunities for member institutes to collaborate on future research projects. The PNI members also discussed preparations for the 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Japan, which had been scheduled for April 2020 but which has since been postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members discussed collaborations for workshops to be held throughout the congress.
Following the meeting, PNI members attended the Australia and New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing Conference, co-hosted by the AIC. Hosting the PNI Autumn Coordination Meeting strengthened our ties to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and to our PNI colleagues.