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The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a general assembly of 40 member states which was originally established in 1997 as the Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention, and was later renamed in 2002.

While the program works to provide international support its’ permanent headquarters are in Vienna, Austria. The UNODC serves as a committee to maintain peace and security for the international community by combating issues such as crime, terrorism and the illicit sale of drugs. Equipped with a biannual $700 million budget, the committee has been able to continue its three main areas of activity including research and policy analysis, normative work (conventions), and technical assistance. The committee’s range of work more specifically includes data surveys, conducting international conventions, and helping to draft national legislation.

We are excited to have a committee of well researched delegates who are ready for an intense debate throughout the conference.

Position Papers are mandatory, and must be turned in to the dais by 11:59PM on Nov 5, 2017. The dais’ e-mail address is 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

Topic 1: Fraudulent Medicine

Topic 2: Cyber Terrorism

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Tara Saleh


Tara Saleh is incredibly honored to serve as the director for the UNODC committee of PACMUN 2017. This is Tara’s second time staffing a committee and fifth time attending a conference overall. She fell in love with MUN early in her sophomore year and never looked back from the whirlwind of three days that can only be simulated by an intense MUN conference. Tara is a senior and Full IB Diploma Candidate at Inglemoor High School where she serves as the Co-Editor in Chief of her school Yearbook and President of the HOSA club. Besides procrastinating on homework and watching Friends on Netflix, Tara loves to cook, do yoga, play tennis and dance. Tara is very excited to meet all the delegates, and wishes the best of luck in preparing for the conference!

Lauren Russell


Lauren is a senior at Peninsula High School and is ecstatic to serve as the chair of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Her MUN career started later in the game compared to her peers, she began the Model UN club at her high school junior year, competing in her first conference in January 2017. Lauren is fascinated with the world of Model UN because her passions lie in the world of public speaking and international affairs, and the format of MUN allows her to, as Hannah Montana would word it, “have the best of both worlds.” Outside of MUN, Lauren is the captain of the Speech and Debate Team, which she is a state competitor in. She is also an avid member in her community where she serves at her local food bank, is a leader in environmental club and UNICEF, and cleans up an adopted road. Lauren also enjoys playing tennis and travelling when she is not impractically busy with schoolwork and extracurriculars. Lauren is looking forward to meeting all delegates and wishes good luck to all at PACMUN 2017!

Anne-Claire Mousseau

Assistant Director

Anne-Claire Mousseau is so excited to be an Assistant Director of PACMUN 2017. This is Anne-Claire’s first year of MUN and PACMUN 2017 will be the fifth conference she will contribute to. (She has been a delegate at three and staff at one.) Her favorite aspect of MUN is the collaboration of ideas to create solutions to the world’s problems. In the rare moments she is not doing MUN or student government, she enjoys reading, petting her cat Sasha, and playing soccer. She is glad to have the chance to direct constructive, inspirational conversations over the course of PACMUN 2017.