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UNODC delivers courses on disappeared persons and organized crime

San Salvador, May 31, 2019. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), with the support of the Government of Canada, continues to delivered specialized training courses within the framework of the project "Institutional strengthening in cases of disappearances related to organized crime to reduce impunity in El Salvador".

During May 2019, the course "Search for Disappeared Persons and Organized Crime" was delivered in Santa Ana and San Miguel, in coordination with the Prosecutors Training School of El Salvador. The five-day training is conducted by an interinstitutional network of trainers, created to develop an interdisciplinary approach of cases that includes the legal perspective, forensic sciences and attention to victims.

As a result of these trainings, state officials from the National Civil Police, Attorney General's Office, Ministry of Justice and Public Security and the Attorney's Office for the Defence of Human Rights have strengthen their capacities in the management of cases, and received training on the application of the new Protocol of Urgent Action and Search Strategy for Disappeared Persons in El Salvador, created with the support of UNODC in 2018.