The 3rd. International Conference on Governance, Crime, and Justice Statistics seeks to promote dialogue between all actors involved in the production and use of statistical information on crime and criminal justice, in order to increase the availability, quality, relevance and use of such data to improve analysis and public policy.
The exchange of knowledge and best practices, as well as the debate about methodologies and strengthening of capacities in the area of government, security and criminal justice statistics are at the heart of this 3rd. International Conference.
The organization of this Conference is part of the vision contained in the Roadmap to improve the quality and availability of crime statistics at the national and international level (E/CN.3/2013/11) jointly approved by the United Nations Statistical Commission and the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The opportunity to celebrate an International Conference every two years provides a framework to discuss and follow up on the three pillars of the roadmap: Develop new standards and methodologies to improve crime statistics; improve the capacity to produce and disseminate crime data; and improve international data collections and analyses.
The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) is an autonomous agency responsible for the production of demographic, social, economic and environmental information in Mexico as well as the regulation and coordination of the National System of Statistical and Geographical Information. The data produced contribute to national development by providing the authorities and governing bodies with strategic national information in order to offer a solid foundation for good decision-making, as well as strengthening the capacity to evaluate the impact of public policies on society.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is mandated to assist Member States in their struggle against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism. The primary function of UNODC is to promote the ratification and implementation of the relevant international treaties and legislative and institutional reforms, in addition to offering technical cooperation aimed at monitoring, preventing and combating the production, trafficking and abuse of illicit drugs and organized crime. In the same manner, one of the strategic tasks of UNODC is the production and dissemination of statistics about drugs and international crime, as well as strengthening national capacities to produce, disseminate and incorporate these statistics in official national statistics.
The Center of Excellence in Statistical Information on Government, Public Security, Victimization and Justice seeks to develop capacities throughout the region and at international level regarding statistical processes in the fields of government, public security, victimization and justice by providing training, technical assistance in the production and dissemination of statistical knowledge, promoting the exchange of methodologies and the adoption of regional and international standards.