unodc

Email

unodc@pacificmun.com

Difficulty

Beginner

Background Guide

Available October 1

Position Papers

Due on November 7

About

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Established in 1997, the United Nations of Drugs and Crime is a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group, combining the International Drug Control Program, the Crime Prevention, and Criminal Justice Division under the United Nations (UN). UNODC member states help the committee fulfill its role assisting the UN in creating better coordinated, comprehensive responses to important issues of illicit trafficking and abuse of drugs, crime prevention and criminal justice, international terrorism, and political corruption. Over the years, UNODC has ratified and implemented conventions and protocols, established more accessible criminal justice systems, and enhanced knowledge of trends for effective policy formulation and impact assessment on drugs and crime. The UNODC is also known for its annual World Drug Report describing the changes and trends in worldwide drug use and prevention. This committee is designed for both beginner and experienced delegates. All delegates interested in finding solutions for the complex issues surrounding these delicate topics should consider UNODC.

Position papers are due on November 7 at 11:59PM PST to your committee email: unodc@pacificmun.com.

Topic A

Whistleblower Protections

Topic B

Combating Maritime Crime in International Waters

Dais Members

Nandini Daga
Director

Nandini is a rising senior who fell in love with MUN in her freshman year. Ever since, she’s been enjoying all the conferences that MUN Northwest has to offer. She is very excited to be your Director for UNODC and to put to use her previous delegate and staffing experiences! When she isn’t living her best life through MUN, you can find her reading, studying different languages, going to Hindi school, taking part in French competitions, drinking tea, procrastinating, and baking more than she should. She also enjoys being in Interlake Speech and Debate, as well as being a part of her school’s Sinfonia Orchestra. She hopes that PACMUN gives delegates the same wonderful experience she has had for three years in a row.

Matthew Villalba-Mutis
Chair

Matthew Villalba-Mutis is a sophomore in the Cambridge Program at Juanita High School in Kirkland. After participating in the political cosplay of CELAC at PACMUN 2018, where Colombia moved to the moon and the entire South American continent disappeared from existence, he was hooked on the MUN experience and wanted more. When not making Instagram stories or retaking staff members’ pictures for MUN, he likes to hike, do photography (@mateo_villam), and play a lot of tennis. He’s excited to be a PACMUN staff member and looks forward to providing an excellent experience!

Maria Xu
Assistant-Director

Maria (Ma-rye-ah) Xu is currently a junior at Interlake High School and is honored to be serving as the Assistant Director of UNODC. Although rather new to MUN, she is excited for the array of opportunities for in-depth debate and meeting amazing people. Outside of MUN, Maria can be found mostly inside her room, trying to be creative with art and music. She can also be occasionally spotted playing volleyball outside or attending various martial arts competitions. When she finds a chunk of time, Maria enjoys cooking and then obsessing over the okay-quality food she made. Maria is looking forward to meeting all the delegates and having a blast at PACMUN 2020!