The United Nations congresses on crime prevention and criminal justice bring together high-level representatives of Governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, criminal justice professionals and scholars to discuss common concerns, share experiences and seek viable solutions to problems related to crime prevention and criminal justice. Organized by The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime since 1955, it is the oldest periodic conference organized by The United Nations and the only major United Nations conference in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. In the Resolution 72/192, the General Assembly decided that the main theme of the Fourteenth Congress shall be ''Advancing Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice and the Rule of Law: Towards the Achievement of 2030 Agenda.'' From 20th to 27th April 2020 a real-life Congress will be held in Kyoto, Japan.
Committee simulation shall follow the procedures established in official United Nations Discussion Guide for the Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. As stated in Resolution 56/119, the states participating shall be represented by the highest-level officials. Although in the formal sense, the UN Crime Congresses do not set UN policy, they significantly influence it. A single political declaration shall be adopted and submitted to the Commission for its consideration. The content of the Declaration will set crime prevention and criminal justice agenda for the next five years and is expected to follow the legacy of Doha Declaration, which was adapted at previous Congress on Crime Prevention and Justice in 2015. On the last day of the Conference, The Third committee and High-Level Meeting of the 14th Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice shall hold a joint meeting, on which the 3GA will either confirm or reject resolution adopted by the High-Level Meeting of the 14th Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Delegates must prepare a position paper for each topic and submit it to the MUNLawS Academic team. Position papers is going to be reviewed and scored by the Academic team and shall greatly contribute to the final scores of delegates, upon which Committee awards are going to be based.