In a meeting on Wednesday (10), the Center of Excellence for the Reduction of the Supply of Illicit Drugs (CdE) opened a channel of dialogue with the Center of Excellence for Statistics on Crime and Criminal Justice in Asia-Pacific, the UNODC -KOSTAT.
Founded in February 2019 in Korea, UNODC-KOSTAT is a regional hub providing a range of technical support to Asia-Pacific Member States to increase regional capacity in the field of criminal justice data collection.
During the meeting, the Director of the UNODC Liaison and Partnership Office in Brazil, Elena Abbati, encouraged the exchange of ideas, experiences and good practices between the two Centers of Excellence in order to strengthen cooperation.
The coordinator of the CdE, Gabriel Andreuccetti, presented the proposed action of the Brazilian Center, reinforcing the interest in the analysis and integration of statistical data on drug trafficking in the country and in the region.
In turn, the coordinator of the Korea Center, Kyungsoon Choi, spoke about the establishment of the Asian Center, as well as technical aspects of the work, such as helping countries in the region in the construction of reports on crime and criminal justice.