Paraguay will feature Advisor of UNODC to strengthen crime prevention and criminal justice

February 1, 2010 - Starting today, Paraguay will have specialized assistance from José Manuel Martínez Morales, who has been appointed UNODC Senior Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Advisor .

Reporting to the UNODC for Brazil and the Southern Cone Office, Martínez Morales will have two main goals in Paraguay. First, to provide advice related to crime prevention and the strengthening of criminal justice in the country. Second to organize the launch of the Integrated Programme of UNODC for Strengthening the Rule of Law, Security and Justice in Paraguay, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay, the UN Resident Coordinator´s Office and other national partners.

Mr. Martínez Morales holds a Bachelor degree in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid and has worked at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for over 15 years. He has also served as the representative of UNODC in Bolivia, the regional offices in Brazil and the Southern Cone and Mexico and Central America and the Regional Programme Office of Panama.

Prior to that, Martínez Morales had worked as a consultant to the United Nations, responsible for the International Relations of the Government delegation to Europe for the Spanish National Plan on Drugs, and integrated the Spanish delegation on the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs.

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