UNODC team at the Liaison and Partnership Office in Brazil

UNODC's operational and technical work is executed by approximately 50 professionals of the most different areas - Economy, Law, Business Administration, Anthropology, International Relations, and Communication. They form a team prepared to act on different subjects within UNODC's mandate.


Elena Abbati

Country Director

Ana Maria Cobucci

Representation and Communication Assistant

Thematic areas

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.

Nivio Nascimento

Eduardo Pazinato

Public Security, Criminal Justice and Compliance Specialist

Rodrigo Araujo   

Crime Prevention Analyst


Fazendo Justiça Programme

Marina Lacerda - Legal Coordinator

Nara de Araújo - Social Protection Coordinator

Vinícius Couto - Data and Information Supervisor

Igo Gabriel Ribeiro - Technical Assistant of Supervision

Ana Luiza Bandeira - Pre-trial Detention Hearing Advisor

Ana Paula Nunes - Pre-trial Detention Hearing Advisor

Flora Lima - Pre-trial Detention Hearing Advisor

Daniela Dora - Pre-trial Detention Hearing Advisor

Luis Gustavo Cardoso - Pre-trial Detention Hearing Advisor

Mariana Cretton - Juridical Architecture Technical Assistant

Camilla Zanatta - Project Management Assistant

Gabriel Roberto Dauer - Assistente de Gestão de Projeto

Nathália L. Mendes de Souza - Assistente de Gestão de Projeto

Luciano Nunes Ribeiro - Consultant for preparation of Executive Summaries and Translation Review of Legal Parameterization Manuals

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LEAP Programme

Alexander Walsh - Regional Project Officer


TRACK4TIP Programme

Daya Hayakawa - Project Officer

Gabriel Dinis - Project Auxiliary


Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration and Youth Ambassadors Programme

Rodrigo Araujo - Country Coordinator


Crime and Violence Prevention of Pernambuco Programme

Eduardo Pazinato - Coordinator

Antonio Carlos de Lima - Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst

Rafael dos Santos Fernandes Sales - Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst


Programs in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Eduardo Pazinato - Coordinator (RS)

Emília Ferreira - Consultant (PR)


Global Anti-Corruption Programme (COVID-19) 

Eduardo Pazinato - Coordinator

Chantal C. de Castro - National Project Officer


Center of Excellence for Illicit Drug Supply Reduction

Gabriel Andreuccetti - Coordinator

Bárbara Souto - Technical Advisor for the Prevention of Organized Crime and Illicit Trade

Lídia Barbosa - Statistics Expert

Vanessa Beltrame - Communications Expert

Elisangela Sousa - Institutional Advisor

Claudio Dantas Monteiro - Financial Intelligence and Asset Management Expert

Jairo Jesus Hidalgo - Specialist on Drug Trafficking and Transnational Illicits

Marcelo Filonzi dos Santos - Consultant for national and international bibliographic mapping for new psychoactive substances

Marcela Guedes Carsten da Silva - Consultant for conducting focus groups for research on the effects of COVID-19 on the cocaine and other drugs market in the State of Paraná BRA/15/009

Eduardo Henrique Geraldi Araújo - Consultant for National and International bibliographic mapping on geospatial applications to combat drug trafficking and transnational organized crime

Gregório Zambon Diniz - Consultant for conducting focus groups for research on the effects of COVID-19 on the cocaine and other drugs market in Brazil


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.


Support Area

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.

Daniela Faria

Finance Associate

Viviane Valadares
Senior Project Assistant

André Augusto Vasconcelos Sabaraense

Finance Assistant

Administration, IT and Human Resources Unit

Pedro Lemos da Cruz

Junior Administrative Assistant

Cristina Silva


Tuane Caroline Barbosa

Junior Administrative Assistant

Gabriel Comasseto

Auxiliar de Recursos Humanos



Annie Akemi Palandi Yanaga 

Assistant for Architecture

Aretha Pessanha Cordeiro 

Statistical Assistant

Denise de Souza Costa

Data Entry Assistant

Lívia Zanatta Ribeiro

Technical Assistant in Data Analysis

Mariane Franco Ferreira

Assistant for Architecture

Pedro Olivero Maziero 

Communication Assistant

Rafael Gomes Duarte

Assistant for Architecture

Thays Marcelle Raposo Pascoal

Data Entry Assistant



Ilana Zelmanovitz Axelrod 

Maria Luiza Lopes Lamim De Almeida 

Mariana Abuhab Bialski

Núbia Vale Rodrigues 

Tarsila Klein Schorr

Vivian de Almeida Santos