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UNODC

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is the leading UN body pertaining to the issues of international crime and illicit drugs. As a General Assembly programme comprised of over 150 Member States, UNODC has advisory power, but cannot force actions upon sovereign nations. This committee has jurisdiction over a wide variety of topics, ranging from the black market organ trade to terrorism prevention. In the past, UNODC has prioritized illicit drug and firearm trades, as well as topics such as wildlife crime and corruption. Established in 1997, UNODC focuses primarily on the cooperation of Member States to discuss and implement legislature to counter these global conflicts. Ninety percent of funds are appropriated by governments to UNODC voluntarily, providing a large sum of money to enact future programs.

Given the diversity of Member States and their individual objectives, delegates can expect to foster cooperation in the midst of immense controversy. In-depth research and critical thinking will stimulate debate, so delegates will experience exciting, productive committee sessions!

Position Papers are mandatory, and must be turned in to the dais by 11:59PM on Nov 6, 2016. The dais’ e-mail address is unodc@pacificmun.com. Late position papers will not be considered for an award unless an extension has been requested by the delegate and approved by the dais at least 24 hours in advance.

Further questions or inquiries can be directed to the dais at unodc@pacificmun.com.

Topic 1: The Illicit Opiate Trade

Topic 2: Migrant Smuggling

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Staff

Megan Munson

Director

Megan is a junior in the IB program at Inglemoor High School, and is excited to kick off her second year of MUN by staffing for the first time! Beyond her interests in politics and MUN, Megan enjoys climbing, petting cats, and watching trivia game shows. She also writes for Inglemoor’s school newspaper. Megan can’t wait for an exciting weekend of debate, and looks forward to an awesome PACMUN 2016!

Olivia Ison

Chair

Olivia is a senior at Bainbridge High School, enjoying her second year in MUN. This is the first conference of which Olivia is staffing, and she could not be more excited. Outside of Model UN, Olivia loves to travel, play tennis, do yoga, and volunteer at her local Boys and Girls Club. Olivia is excited to experience an amazing PACMUN 2016 alongside the delegates!

Jessica Robertson

Assistant Director

Jessica is a junior at the International Community School, and cannot wait to staff her first conference during her 3rd year of MUN. In her time not spent doing tons of homework, Jessica enjoys playing guitar and flute in her school’s band, as well as spending time with the herd of horses and volunteering at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center. She can’t wait to see how PACMUN 2016 will turn out!

Nikita Chinamanthur

Assistant Director

Nikita is a junior at International School, Bellevue, and can’t wait to staff her first conference as an assistant director. WIth three years of experience and some great mentors, Nikita feels her MUN career has really been shaped by PACMUN. When she does have the time to do something not school related, Nikita loves movies, playing the viola and venturing down the rabbit-hole called the internet. She had a lot of fun working with everyone for the conference, and hopes you have a fantastic PACMUN 2016!