UNODC team at the Liaison and Partnership Office in Brazil

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


Rafael Franzini
Regional Representative


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

Fernanda Fuentes 
Programme Officer

Rodrigo Araujo  
Programme Assistant 


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.

Brazil Unit

Francisco Cordeiro  
Project Analyst 

National Integrated Country Programme of Paraguay

Under the title "Strengthening the Rule of Law, Security and Justice in Paraguay", the programme aims to increase the responsiveness, effectiveness and efficiency of the Paraguayan State in facing the challenges posed by organized crime and drug trafficking in the country. To strengthen the Paraguayan Government's capacity to overcome these challenges, the NIP establishes strategic guidelines for the provision of technical assistance from UNODC, focusing on three main work areas: organized crime and trafficking; justice and countering of corruption; and drug demand reduction and treatment.

Pablo Cuevas

Anti Corruption and Transparency Programme Coordinator

Margarita Monges  

Programme Assistant

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 Assistant 

Viviane Valadares
Project Assistant

Administration, IT and Human Resources Unit

Cristina Silva



Ana Elisa von Borstel

Livia Almeida

Nathália Souza

Natasha Raíssa Andrade

Sibelle Ferreira