United Nations Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders; San José, Costa Rica - (ILANUD)
United Nations Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (ILANUD) was established in 1975. As stated in its foundational charter, the main objective of the Institute is to collaborate with the governments to promote the balanced economic and social development of the Latin American and Caribbean countries through the formulation and incorporation into national development plans of adequate policies in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. The services include research, training and technical assistance in designing and implementing programs and projects in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. ILANUD holds cooperation agreements with Central and Latin American countries, related UN structures, including UNODC and regional intergovernmental institutes.
As a part of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network ILANUD takes part in numerous activities as well as workshops concerning crime prevention and criminal justice. UNODC ensured the overall coordination of the mission to Costa Rica, while ILANUD provided logistic supervision for the preparation and organization of the workshop on "Prevention against Terrorism and its Financing: Legal Framework and Means of International Cooperation". The mission consisted of two activities: legal technical assistance - a series of consultations and a working session at the National Congress; and a specialized training on counter-terrorism for prosecutors and judges.
ILANUD contributed to the working meeting of UNODC and IOM in discussions of the project "Strengthening of National and Regional Capacities in Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Persons in Mexico and Central America". The project included a number of joint trainings and seminars in the field of the crime prevention and criminal justice reforms were carried out. In 2008 ILANUD collaborated in the regional meeting of the UNODC for Central America and Panama on crime and development. In the meantime, another regional project devoted to the problems of human trafficking in Central America is being implemented by ILANUD. This programme strengthens the capacities of governments to deal with the issues of human trafficking and to adjust their legal systems to the international legal standards.
Furthermore, ILANUD carries out programs and projects on constitutional affairs, prosecution and public defense, correctional and police work, justice as it relates to women, juveniles and ethnic groups, drug abuse prevention, legal and documental information, crime prevention, statistical information on the judiciary and on judicial proceedings, administrative planning systems, judicial training, and grass roots legal education.P.O.Box 10071-1000 , San José, Costa Rica Tel: +506 2257-5826 Fax: +506 2233-7175 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Home page : http://www.ilanud.or.cr Director: Elias Carranza: email@example.com Other contact person: Ronald Woodbridge: firstname.lastname@example.org