International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC) hosts colloquium in South Africa
The 10th Colloquium entitled "Integrated approaches to crime prevention and safety: filling the gaps", was held in Cape Town from 20-22 February. Organized by the ICPC in association with the government of South Africa and the South African Police Service, the event convened some 150 national and international participants. The Deputy Minister of Police of South Africa, the Directors of UN-HABITAT and the ICPC, and the Deputy Chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission addressed the opening plenary session, emphasizing the pressing need to increase multi-sectoral collaboration, particularly at the municipal level between police services and other local authorities.
Parallel sessions explored the following themes, among others: the role of policing in crime prevention; local governance and safety; public private partnerships for crime prevention; and cities, development, and armed violence. Ms Chantal Bernier, President of the ICPC, and Mr Nathi Mthethwa, Minister of Police of South Africa, provided the closing addresses, committing to continued creation of innovative partnerships to respond to community safety challenges. For further information, please contact Dr Christopher Mikton (email@example.com).