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.
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
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.
Rule of Law Expert
Regional Programme Coordinator - Specialist in Firearms
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.
Southern Cone Unit
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
Governance and Justice Expert
Senior Programme Assistant
Project Implementation Unit
The Project Implementation Unit is responsible for offering operational and administrative support to the thematic units at the UNODC Liaison and Partnership Office in Brazil, including the project offices in Paraguay and Argentina, in order to guarantee regular implementation of UNODC projects in Brazil and Southern Cone countries.
The unit offers, among other services, support to hiring processes (procurements of goods and services, consultancies and partnerships with civil society), project budgeting and approval processes with relevant authorities at the UNODC headquarters in Vienna. It also supports the monitoring of projects by providing budget and financial information.
Administration, IT and Human Resources Unit
Sandra Maria de Faria
Administration and Human Resources Analist