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Launch of the Second Cooperation Project on Disappeared Persons and Torture Related to Organized Crime in El Salvador

El Salvador, August 27, 2020. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Attorney General's Office, and the Embassy of Canada in El Salvador launched the project titled Strengthening the Implementation of Case-management Toolkit for Forced Disappearances and Torture of Woman, Men, and Youth Related to Organized Crime Cases in El Salvador.

The event was held with the participation of Mrs. Karolina Guay; Canadian Ambassador to El Salvador; Dr. Raúl Ernesto Melara Morán, Attorney General of the Republic; Mrs. Melissa Flynn; Director of Programs and Operations of UNODC ROPAN and Ms. Mónica Mendoza, Head of the UNODC Country Office in El Salvador.

The project will be implemented from 2020 to 2023 with funds from the Government of Canada and aims to strengthen the capacity of the State to provide an integrated response to the crimes of the disappearance of persons and torture committed by organized crime that affects women, men, and youth in El Salvador.

Its implementation provides continuity to the achievements made by the first phase of the project, including the Urgent Action Protocol and the Search Strategy for disappeared persons in El Salvador, and will promote new tools for the victims of these serious crimes with a gender perspective.

During the launch, Mrs. Melissa Flynn highlighted that the project activities will aim at strengthening the investigation entities and will incorporate new components to enhance the protection of direct and indirect victims of these serious crimes. Likewise, the project has an inter-institutional and interdisciplinary approach in favor of access to justice and in line with the objectives of sustainable development, in particular Objectives 5 and 16.

The launch was carried out within the framework of the upcoming commemoration of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances (30 August) to emphasize the importance to continue implementing joint efforts to provide a comprehensive response to the crime of forced disappearance.