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Assistance by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security to the Project in Peru

February 24, 2014

1. On January 28, the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security, which was established by the initiative of the Government of Japan, decided to extend assistance totaling 2,253,703 US dollars to a project entitled “Strengthening Human Security and Community Resilience by Fostering Peaceful Co-Existence in Peru”.

2. The project is implemented by the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Regional Center for Peace, Disarmament, and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) and The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). This project aims at developing a self-sustainable, multi-sectoral, holistic and replicable model for reducing crime in three high-risk, vulnerable communities in Peru. The activities will include the following:

  • Protecting and empowering vulnerable people, particularly adolescents in crime-ridden communities by reducing small arms-related violence and promoting peaceful co-existence.
  • Addressing the interconnected needs of education, health and income generation activities of vulnerable groups in crime-ridden communities.
  • Reducing the vulnerability of adolescents (particularly female adolescents) to the threat of human trafficking and other forms of gender-based violence.

3. This project is expected to promote human security of the vulnerable population in Peru.

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