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Samuel de Jaegere

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Anti-Corruption Advisor
Mr. Samuel De Jaegere currently supports policy development on “corruption involving vast quantities of assets” as Anti-Corruption Advisor in the Corruption and Economic Crime Branch in UNODC HQ in Vienna (Austria). Previously, he served for five years as UNODC Regional Anti-Corruption Advisor for West and Central Africa and for four and a half years as UNDP Anti-Corruption Specialist for Asia and the Pacific. In 2007-2008, he supported the UNDP Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund in UNDP HQ, New York. Prior to that he worked for two and a half years in Niamey (Niger), where he coordinated several democratic governance projects for UNDP. He also briefly worked at the EU delegation to the United Nations in Geneva and the Belgian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York in 2004 and 2003. His achievements include the establishment of a legal aid system in the prisons and tribunals of Niger, the development of the Jakarta Principles for Anti-Corruption Agencies, the creation of the online Asia-Pacific Integrity in Action (AP-INTACT) Network to share knowledge on anti-corruption across Asia and the Pacific, the adoption of progressive anti-corruption legislation in various countries, and the creation of the Cell Norbert Zongo for Investigative Journalism in West Africa (CENOZO). He has authored and edited several publications on anti-corruption agencies, anti-corruption strategies, judicial integrity, and asset disclosure for public officials, among others. Mr. Samuel De Jaegere holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Leuven and a master’s degree in Human Rights and Democratisation from the European Inter University Centre in Venice, Italy. He’s attending the IACC for the fifth time.