Areas of support:
- Border management and counter trafficking
- Criminal justice
- Drug demand reduction
Border management and counter trafficking: UNODC enhances core capacities of Pakistan law enforcement agencies to reduce illicit traffic and manage borders, primarily by providing training and equipment. UNODC strengthens information collection and the analytical capacities of Government to enable effective decision making at policy level. In addition, UNODC supports regional initiatives for coordination and cooperation, including the Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Region and the Triangular Initiative.
Criminal justice: UNODC provides assistance to build the capacities of the police, prosecution, prisons and reclamation and probation departments. UNODC provides first responder and criminal investigation equipment and training to police forces across the country. Joint training is provided to police and prosecution to increase cooperation. Prison management is strengthened by provision of draft prison rules and training as per international standards. UNODC also provided assistance in the reconstruction of infrastructure and provided equipment to law enforcement agencies affected by the 2010 floods.
Drug demand reduction: UNODC supports the Government’s capacity to plan, resource and implement drug use treatment, rehabilitation and comprehensive harm reduction services. In 2012 UNODC supported the Government of Pakistan to implement the first national drug use survey in the region. UNODC supports treatment and prevention services for vulnerable groups, including female prisoners and injecting drug users.
Mr. Cesar Guedes, UNODC Representative
Mr. Cesar Guedes, a Peruvian national, has 20 years of experience with the UN in agencies such as UNODC, UNDP, UNIDO and UN Volunteers. He has served in country offices in Guyana, China, North Korea, Peru, Panama and Bolivia, as well as at headquarters in Bonn, Germany and Vienna, Austria.
Mr. Guedes was UNODC Country Representative for Bolivia. On completing his assignment, UNODC received the national award “Condor de los Andes”, the highest honour conferred by the Bolivian Government to those engaged in rendering services of excellence to the country. Prior to Bolivia he served at UNODC HQ in Vienna as Section Chief for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Mr. Guedes holds a B.A. (Hons.) in Business Administration from the University of Lima, Peru where he also pursued a postgraduate degree in development banking and finance. He attained a degree in International Relations and Development from the Institute of Social Studies at Erasmus University in The Hague, Netherlands and completed a post-graduate programme in Leadership and International Conflict Resolution in Amman, Jordan organised by the UN University International Leadership Academy, receiving a special commendation from H.M. Queen Noor. He has a Diploma in International Programme Development Evaluation from Carlton University in Ottawa, Canada. He is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, English, French and German.