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   

Senior Project Assistant 


Present Justice Programme

Nara de Araújo - Social Protection Coordinator

Marina Lacerda - Legal Coordinator

Vinícius Couto - Specialist in Monitoring and Evaluation

Igo Gabriel Ribeiro - Technical Assistant of Supervision

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LEAP Programme

Alexander Walsh - Regional Project Officer


TRACK4TIP Programme

Daya Hayakawa - Project Officer


Center of Excellence for Illicit Drug Supply Reduction

Gabriel Andreuccetti - Coordinator

Vanessa Beltrame - Communications Expert

Elisangela Sousa - Institutional Advisor

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

Lídia Barbosa - Statistics Expert


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 Assistant 

Viviane Valadares
Senior Project Assistant

Administration, IT and Human Resources Unit

Pedro Lemos da Cruz

Junior Administrative Assistant

Ana Carolina Nunes Renault Monteiro

Junior Administrative Assistant

Cristina Silva




Denise de Souza Costa

Data Entry Assistant

Lívia Zanatta Ribeiro

Technical Assistant in Data Analysis

Luiza Meira Bastos

Technical Assistant in Data Analysis

Thays Marcelle Raposo Pascoal

Data Entry Assistant



Caio Medina Lopes

Gabriel Dinis

Gloria Sousa

Ilana Axelrod

Luís Porto

Otávio Bonfá

Vidda Guzzo