Marco Teixeira, Portuguese national, joined the Section on Corruption and Economic Crime, Division for Treaty Affairs, at UNODC in January 2019, as Senior Program Officer and Coordinator of the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration.
Marco Teixeira leads a team of dedicated professionals who are responsible for providing technical services, assistance and dissemination of materials and instruments related to education, juvenile delinquency, crime prevention through sport, judicial integrity and rehabilitation of prisoners. As part of his work, Marco regularly participates in international working groups that conduct discussions related to the UNODC mandates.
Previously, Marco held positions in the Organized Crime Section at UNODC Headquarters, where he led the efforts of a program related to drug control and strengthening law enforcement capacity and international and regional cooperation.
Before moving to Vienna, Marco worked extensively at UNODC field offices in Guinea Bissau, Liberia and the regional office in Senegal, where he was responsible for a multitude of programs, projects and initiatives aimed at strengthening regional and global responses to organized crime and corruption.
Passionate about his work, Marco advocates a strong personal interest in academic achievements in the areas of crime prevention, law enforcement cooperation and counter terrorism, eagerly incorporating best practices and the latest developments in the Program's work processes.
Prior to joining UNODC, Marco worked for the Public Security Police in a variety of management roles focusing on criminal investigation management from 2000 to 2011, including a secondment to the UN Special Political Mission (UNIOGBIS). Marco also has extensive teaching experience at different levels.
Marco has a degree in security studies (internal security and law enforcement), two post-graduate courses related to criminal justice and a master's degree in psychology (specializing in violence, victimology and criminology).