ierre Lapaque

Born in 1958. National of France. Master's degree in public law from the University of Toulon and the Var, France. 

Previously held positions of Regional Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for the Andean Region and the Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay) (January 2022); UNODC Representative for Colombia (2019-2021); UNODC Regional Representative for West and Central Africa, Dakar (2012-2021); Chief, Implementation Support Section, Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch, UNODC, Vienna (2010-2012); Chief, Law Enforcement, Organized Crime and Anti-Money-Laundering Unit, UNODC, Vienna (2009-2010); Attaché for Internal Security at the Embassy of France in Portugal (2005-2009); Senior adviser, Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission, Organization of American States, Washington, D.C., (2002-2005); Deputy Director of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (Trinidad and Tobago) (1999-2002); Head of various operational services in the French criminal investigation police (ranks ranging from Inspector of Police to Commissioner General of Police) (1982-1998).

Drafter and contributor to "Le Groupe d'action financière des Caraïbes (GAFIC)", in the journal of INTERPOL, 2000.

Spoke on drugs, money-laundering, transnational organized crime and the financing of terrorism at a number of international forums (Financial Action Task Force, Group of Seven under the Presidency of the United Kingdom, Dakar Forum on organized crime in Africa) (since 1999); Presented the work of UNODC at meetings of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (2009-2022); Spoke at meetings of the OAS Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (General Assembly and Permanent Council) on developments related to drugs and the laundering of criminal assets in the Americas (2002-2005); Presented, as team leader, 13 mutual evaluations by member countries of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (1999-2002). Honours: Order of San Carlos at the level of Grand Cross (Colombia, June 2022).

Member of the International Narcotics Control Board (since 2023) [1].

[1] Elected by the Economic and Social Council on 25 July 2023; re-elected by the Council for a five-year term (2025-2030) on 9 April 2024.


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