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UNODC Strengthens El Salvador's Capabilities in the Fight against Cybercrime Committed against Children, Adolescents and People with Disabilities

San Salvador, March 28, 2017. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in collaboration with El Salvador Prosecutor's Academy, the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) and El Salvador National Civil Police, in the framework of the activities corresponding to the component of institutional capacity development of the project "Strengthening of the Capacities of El Salvador National Civil Police in the Effective Identification and Investigation of Cybercrime Cases in El Salvador", delivered the workshop Legal Analysis of Computer-Related Offenses against Children, Adolescents or People with Disabilities. Ms. Nayelly Loya, Deputy Chief of UNDOC's Programme Office for El Salvador, delivered opening speech of the workshop.

The Workshop was addressed to nineteen prosecutors from different units: Unit of Crimes Related to Childhood, Adolescence and Women in their Family Relation, Specialized Unit against Human Trafficking and Related Crimes, Claims Receiving Unit and Criminal Youth Unit. The workshop focused on the study of general definitions of crimes committed against children, adolescents or persons with disabilities facilitated by information and communication technologies. Additionally, in the workshop the profile of victims and aggressors were presented. Furthermore, a list of the crimes sanctioned in El Salvador Specialized Law against Cybercrime and Related Offences committed against children, adolescents and persons with disabilities was described and explained. Finally, the Interpol Notifications systems and the International Database of Child Sexual Abuse Images (ICSE) of Interpol were presented.

This training was delivered by Ms. Pilar Ramírez and Mr. Guillermo Galarza of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC), Ms. Gabriela Chamorro, Interpol-Lyon Officer, as well as Sergeant Manuel Hidalgo and Sergeant Walter Galdámez, Supervisor of the Cybercrime Unit.  

This Workshop was developed thanks to the generous financial support provided by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) of the Embassy of the United States in El Salvador, by supporting UNODC Global Programme on Cybercrime national project in El Salvador.