The protection of cultural heritage is a critical component within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda, as reported under Goal 11 through which countries have pledged to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” In particular, Target 11.4 of Goal 11 aims to “strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage.”
In May 2023, under the AI for Safer Children initiative, the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), through its Centre for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics, in partnership with the Ministry of Interior of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), commenced its country-specific trainings.
Thirty-three students from 21 countries graduated with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Crime and Justice at the United Nations Campus in Turin, Italy on 7 July 2023.
Offered by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Institute (UNICRI) and the University for Peace (UPEACE), the master’s degree is UNICRI’s flagship programme. This is the seventeenth cohort since the programme was introduced in 2006.
On the 1st February 2021, Professor Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo, Dean of the University for Peace (UPEACE); Professor Mihir Kanade, Director of the Human Rights Centre at UPEACE; Ms. Antonia Marie De Meo, Director of UNICRI; and Mr. Leif Villadsen, Deputy Director of UNICRI, officially opened the fourteenth edition of the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Crime and Justice. The opening ceremony, which was held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions, was a chance to welcome the 43 students from 22 countries who will be studying for the LL.M. this year.