UNODC, UNDP, UN-Habitat and the Igarapé Institute present the results of the initiative Cooperação Pernambuco  

Brasília, 16 December 2022 - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Brazil, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Igarapé Institute presented, on 12 December, the results of the activities developed in Cooperação Pernambuco(Pernambuco Cooperation) during the seminar Qualified Violence Prevention Strategy: Achievements and Challenges of Cooperação Pernambuco, held in Olinda, PE. 

Results - The UNODC Rule of Law Unit coordinator, Nivio Nascimento, presented the deliveries of UNODC over almost three years of Cooperação Pernambuco. The role of UNODC in this context has been the implementation of technical solutions, with the state of Pernambuco, for the consolidation of a perspective of crime and violence prevention that strengthens protective factors and mitigates risk factors of the local population. For this, UNODC has supported the state in building planning, monitoring and evaluation tools, combined with international discussion with experts from UNODC.  

The UNODC Roadmap on Cooperação Pernambuco systematizes the main deliveries of the organization in the state and can be accessed here.    

At the event, UNODC Brazildelivered two publications that consolidate part of these results. The first is the "Pernambuco's Strategy for the Prevention of Crime and Violence", which presents the planning of the state's prevention policy through the Logical Framework of Violence in Pernambuco. Such planning is accompanied by a Matrix of Monitoring Indicators that brings together the main metrics to measure the implementation and the performance of the local policy, based on international tools on the subject and focused on the Sustainable Development Goals. The publication in Portuguese is the result of UNODC's work in the state and can be accessed here

The second publication launched was the final report of the "Mapping Research of Treatment Services: Disorders Associated with Drug Use in the State of Pernambuco", which brings the results of an unprecedented research in Brazil, Latin America, and the Caribbean, with a detailed mapping of the entire support network for people who make harmful use of alcohol and/or other drugs in the 184 municipalities of the state and the territory of Fernando de Noronha. It can be accessed here.  

UNODC also launched the Call for Youth Selection for the Youth Ambassadors Project, to be implemented in 2023; the Call for Selection of Specialized Technical Consultant for the Qualification of the Support Network of People Experiencing Violence, of the Attitude Programme; as well as the delivery of certificates of technical training in violence prevention and project implementation, held in October 2022 for 29 NGOs selected by the Call of the Secretariat for Violence and Drug Prevention Policies of Pernambuco (SPVD). 

"UNODC used its expertise, good international practices and specialized scientific literature in the formulation of Pernambuco's prevention policy to support decision-making in an assertive manner, based on evidence and focused on prevention, in order to reduce risk factors and strengthen protective factors," explained Nivio Nascimento.  

Reports - The Igarapé Institute program director, Melina Rissohighlighted the importance of the methodology for the functioning of the State Observatory for the Prevention of Violence, created by decree in 2021. The observatory is a tool of Pernambuco's prevention policy, which seeks to understand the composition, the public and the specific problems of the 62 mapped territories, in order to act assertively and efficiently. Its formation includes secretaries and other state administration agencies, with subsidies from the Igarapé Institute and the systematic participation of UNODC in the technical support to the discussions.  

Pernambuco Cooperation - a multi-agency initiative, led by the Secretariat for Violence and Drug Prevention Policies (SPVD), with the participation of UNODC, UNDP, UN-Habitat, and the Igarapé Institute. It is a joint effort to develop knowledge and share innovative and integrated methodologies that can strengthen actions of social and situational prevention of crime and violence, as well as care for people who make harmful use of alcohol and other drugs in the state of Pernambuco. 

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