United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Intermediate

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime was established in 1997 to assist the United Nations in a better coordinated and comprehensive response to the interrelated issues of illicit trafficking, abuse of drugs, crime prevention and criminal justice. It primarily fights against international terrorism and political corruption. The main function of UNODC is research, guidance and support to the governments in the adoption and implementation of various crime, drug, terrorism and corruption related conventions, treaties and protocols, going along with technical or financial assistance.

Topic#1: The Impact of Corruption on Economic Development

Topic#2: Money Laundering and Its Role in Financing Terrorism

Countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equador, Germany, Guatemala, China, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan , Norway, Peru, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, USA.

Chairs Intro

Amanda is a Lebanese-Canadian living in Ireland where she is reading for a Master’s in International Peace Studies at Trinity College Dublin. When you meet her, you’ll instantly get a grasp of just how much she loves all things MUN. Besides being MUN obsessed, Amanda enjoys the performing arts, getting oh so lost in new cities (not on purpose), and is an avid Yogini. She has 4 years of experience as an MUN trainer through GCLAUMUN and has participated in and chaired several international conferences including GCIMUN and OXIMUN. Congrats on ending up in UNODC and brace yourself for an unforgettable time! Joël is a 21 years old student, who is in his second year of bachelor in economics at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. MUNs and he go way back, and he’s always liked to be a delegate, but being a chair this year fills his excitement. This will be his second PragueMUN. He’s looking forward to it! He loves to read, play basketball (ball is life), go out with friends and walk in the woods by himself. He mainly listens to jazz, blues, funk and rap (sipping some wine while listening to Duke Ellington is his thing). Besides his drinking habits, he’s interested in international relations and likes to watch the news, lately with some popcorn, that’s why he plans on studying IR in the Netherlands when he graduates. He’s looking forward to meeting all of you and chill in Prague!

 

Should you have any questions, please contact Amanda and Joël on unodc2019@praguemun.cz.

 

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To see the Study Guide for UNODC click here.

To see the Rules of Procedure click here.

 

Deadline for submitting Position Papers is January 17 23.59 pm CET. Please send it to the committee email address.

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