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: Juvenile Justice Reform

Juvenile justice reform is a widespread global issue that is often overlooked by international legislators. There are many young people across the world who are often mistreated and underrepresented in legal systems. It is up to UNODC to help these children as a means to further improve justice systems as a whole.  

Topic B: Synthetic Opioids Abuse

The use of synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl and tramadol, accounts for more than three-fourths of non-medical drug related deaths worldwide. Unfortunately, many countries either suffer from an opioid epidemic or lack the means to obtain the necessary amount of synthetic opiates to mitigate pain for their people. 

Topic C: Addressing Migrant Smuggling 

As immigration and refugee laws begin to tighten, many refugees and immigrants lack the means of transporting themselves into a country legally. The result is the smuggling of migrants: transnational organized crime which involves a material benefit for the illegal entry of a person into a country in which that person is not a national resident. 

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Ambria Williams, UNODC Chair

unodc@shsmun.org

1. ) Use three adjectives to describe yourself.

Ambitious, sassy, and understanding.

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

Hot tamales- both the candy and the meal. My personality is both sweet and spicy.

3.) What is your Favorite SHSMUN memory?

Unmoderated caucuses. I always enjoy talking to the other delegates about super resolutions or random things.

4.) What is your 2019 anthem?

Sicko Mode

5.)What's your favorite quote?

“Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up” - Batman Begins
“It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me”- Batman Begins