Ronan O’Laoire

Mr. Ronan O’Laoire is a Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer working in the Corruption and Economic Crime Branch of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) where he leads the Programme on Safeguarding Sport from Corruption and Crime. This role involves: supporting the development of the International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS); contributing to activities of the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group; implementing and coordinating multiple projects and partnerships, including with the European Commission, INTERPOL, FIFA, the International Olympic Committee and the Asian Football Confederation; providing technical assistance to and building capacities of Member States, sports organizations and related stakeholders to prevent, detect, criminalize and investigate corruption and crime in sport; and enhancing cooperation and coordination between law enforcement and criminal justice authorities and sports organizations. Prior to joining UNODC, Ronan worked extensively in national, regional and international domains on issues linked to multilateral diplomacy, anti-drug trafficking, disarmament, nuclear non-proliferation and international cooperation. He holds master’s degrees from Trinity College Dublin and Sciences-Po Paris and completed studies at l’Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr and the School of Business of the George Washington University.