UNODC and the Government of Paraguay present the National Integrated Programm to fight crime
30 April, 2011 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay, Jorge Lara Castro, and the Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Francis Maertens, will present on Monday, 2 May, the National Integrated Programme "Strengthening the Rule of Law, Security and Justice in Paraguay" [NIP] for the period of 2011- 2014. The event, which will be attended by Paraguayan government authorities, members of the diplomatic body and UNODC, will be held at 9 am at the Hotel Excelsior, in Asuncion.
The NIP aims to establish strategic guidelines for the provision of technical assistance from UNODC, in support of the policies of the Government of Paraguay to fight organized crime and to strengthen the Rule of Law in the country.
Prepared based on the priorities expressed by the government in line with its policies and strategic plans, the NIP is composed of three pillars: Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking, Justice and Anti-corruption, and Demand Reduction and Drug Treatment.
The process of developing the NIP began in March 2010 and was conducted through an extensive process of consultation with institutions and UNODC. The final text was approved in early April by UNODC in Vienna.