The SECOPA project, aligned with the main pillars of the Strategy for Citizen Security of the Government of Panama, and funded by the European Union, aims to strengthen the security and justice sectors in Panama, through close collaboration and cooperation between, UNODC, the Inter-American Development Bank (IABD), and the Government of Panama.
The UNODC is working mainly in 4 areas:
- enhance the State capacity to Analysis Drugs and Crime trends specifically supporting the Integrated System of Criminal Statistics (SIEC);
- improve the intelligence capacity of Panama to fight Organized Crime;
- strengthening the regulatory and institutional framework of the Public Ministry and its capacity to prosecute organised crime and to implement the newly implemented accusatorial criminal justice system (SPA);
- strengthening, modernizing and achieve the professionalization of the Directorate General of the Prison System (PHD) for the purpose of facilitating social rehabilitation of persons deprived of liberty.