Click HERE for the UNODC topic guide. 

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime is a UN specialized agency tasked with the responsibility of countering international crime and illicit drugs. The UNODC serves as the primary global force in crime prevention, criminal justice reform, terrorism prevention, anti-corruption initiatives, as well as technical assistance and alternative development programmes.

Topics

Topic A: Human Organ Trafficking

Global demand for healthy human organs is increasingly greater than the supply available; consequently, many patients in need of a transplant suffer or die while waiting for an organ donation. The result is human organ trafficking: the illicit trade of human organs and tissues.

 

Topic B: Corruption in Prisons Systems

Corruption is a widespread global issue that manifests itself in a number of ways. Prisons systems are at high risk of corruption; however, current international legislations fail to address corruption and associated illicit activity in these environments.

Topic C: Improving National Forensic Capacity

Forensic methods and evidence are required in upwards of 95% of criminal proceedings. Unfortunately, many countries lack proper infrastructure to utilize effective forensic methods and process forensic evidence, which greatly harms their ability to carry out justice.

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Sammi Weiss, UNODC Chair

unodc@shsmun.org

1. ) Why do you participate in Model UN?

It’s fun! Plus, I get the opportunity to become educated on the world around me.

2.) What kind of food would you be? Why?

Tiramisu. I’m mostly pretty sweet (the custard) but sometimes I can be bitter (the coffee).

3.) What is your Favorite SHSMUN memory?

Closing ceremonies. The culmination of a year’s work and anticipation. It’s always very emotional: there are a lot of tears shed. We’re reminded what a meaningful experience SHSMUN is.

4.) If your life was a book what would the title be?

“Little Ginger Girl Takes on a Big Scary World”

5.)What's your favorite quote?

“There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.” -Michelle Obama