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.


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.


Sammi Weiss, UNODC Chair

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