UNODC in Brazil and the Southern Cone

UNODC Since 1991, UNODC acts in Brazil with the goal of supporting the Brazilian government in fulfilling its obligations pursuant to UN Conventions on Drug Control and the twelve multilateral instruments on terrorism. Brazil ratified the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, its three Protocols (against Trafficking in Persons, Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking in Firearms) and the UN Convention on Corruption.  

The growth of UNODC's areas of work was complemented by the expansion of its geographic reach, which occurred in 2001, when the Office became regional, covering the Southern Cone countries: Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. The thematic areas for the Southern Cone are also in expansion, with projects on drug prevention, HIV and AIDS prevention, prison reform and prevention to gender-based violence. In May 2013, the regional office officially became a Liaison and Partnership Office of UNODC in Brazil, focused on regional cooperation and inter-regional cooperation, including South-South initiatives, with an emphasis on promoting colaboration and dialogue with other countries.