UNODC team at the Liaison and Partnership Office in Brazil

UNODC's operational and technical work is executed by approximately twenty professionals of the most different areas - Economy, Law, Business Administration, Anthropology, International Relations, Language and Communication. They form a team prepared to act on different subjects within UNODC's mandate.

Representative

Rafael FranziniRafael Franzini
Representative

Before being appointed as Representative of the UNODC Liaison and Partnership Office (LPO) in Brazil in March 2013, the Uruguayan Rafael Franzini held the post of Assistant Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD). Previously, from January 2000 to June 2007, Franzini was Chief of the Anti-Money Laundering Unit of the same organization, while from 1996 to 2000 he worked as Legal Specialist at the Organization of American States (OAS). Franzini studied law at the University of the Republic  of Uruguay in Montevideo. He holds a Master's dregree in Public Administration from the American University in Washington D.C. and also completed post-graduate studies in criminal law at the University of Salamanca.

 

Ana Maria Cobucci
Representative's Assistant

Thematic areas

Rule of Law

UNODC's rule of law area has as its goal to contribute for the offering of an effective response to violence, organized crime and terrorism, through the implementation of relevant international legal instruments. This area also aims at promoting criminal justice systems that are effective, fair and human, through the implementation of United Nations norms and standards on crime prevention and criminal justice.

Nivio Nascimento
Programme Officer

Indira Fernandes 
Rule of Law Expert

Gilberto Duarte
Project Assistant

Vivian Coelho
Programme Assistant

Lucía Cónsoli
Regional Programme Coordinator - Specialist in Firearms 

Antonella Perila
Programme Assistant

Health and Development

The Health and Development Unit is responsible for supporting countries in providing a comprehensive and integrated response to questions related to drug abuse, in terms of prevention, attention and treatment, including HIV prevention among drug users, victims of trafficking in persons and people in prison settings.

The unit offers technical support to countries with a view to develop drug prevention actions, offering information to people so that they can make healthy choices, as well as improving the quality of life for people in need of drug abuse treatment.

Brazil Unit

Nara Santos
Programme Officer

Roberta Ataídes
Project Assistant

Pollyanna Alves
Programme Assistant

Juliano Silva
Programme Assistant

Southern Cone Unit

Carola Lew
Programme Officer

Eleonora Roestel
Programme Assistant

National Integrated Country Programme of Paraguay

Under the title "Strengthening the Rule of Law, Security and Justice in Paraguay", the programme aims to increase the responsiveness, effectiveness and efficiency of the Paraguayan State in facing the challenges posed by organized crime and drug trafficking in the country. To strengthen the Paraguayan Government's capacity to overcome these challenges, the NIP establishes strategic guidelines for the provision of technical assistance from UNODC, focusing on three main work areas: organized crime and trafficking; justice and countering of corruption; and drug demand reduction and treatment.

José Manuel Martinez
Senior Advisor

Norberto Gamarra

Coordinator

Paola Vaccotti

Governance and Justice Expert

Natalia Centurión
Senior Programme Assistant

Margaritta Monges
Programme Assistant

Support Area

Project Implementation Unit

Rodrigo Vitória
Operations Manager and Legal Advisor

Ingrid Silva
Finance Assistant

Daniela Faria
Finance Clerk 

Irany Paiva
Bidding Assistant

Andréia Arrais
Bidding Assistant

Viviane Valadares
Jr. Project Assistant

Carolina Leite
Jr. Operations Assistant

 

Communication Unit

Ana Paula Canestrelli
Communication Assistant

Lara Lima Ellery
Jr. Communication Assistant

 

Administration, IT and Human Resources Unit

Sandra Maria de Faria
Administration and Human Resources Analist

Cristina Silva
Recepcionist

Rosan Maciel
Driver

 

Interns

Gabriel Elisa Rosado

Abbott Matthews

Rodrigo de Sousa Araujo

Pedro Carvalho