UNODC

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Committee Description

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) was established in 1997, in Vienna, as Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention. It was made a member of the United Nations Development Group and was renamed as UNODC in 2002. Its main focus is to fight against illicit drugs and international crime. It also assists Member Nations with their struggles regarding crime, terrorism, and illicit drugs. UNODC also aims to educate people worldwide about the dangers that come with the use of drugs, aims to help people and societies that either abuses drugs or trafficks it, promotes viable and stable criminal justice systems, and combats the threats of transnational organized crime and corruption.

To achieve its aims, UNODC has launched a number of initiatives, such as the Terrorism Prevention Branch, which was established in 2002 at the UN General Assembly. Its operation area covers over 150 countries, with 20 field offices. UNODC field staff aims to develop and implement programmes that work directly with countries’ needs by working closely with the particular country’s governments, as well as Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).

The Latin America and the Caribbean region is a region suffering deeply from drugs and crime. It has the world’s highest murder rates and this is closely reliant on the jeopardizing rates of drug trade and gun proliferation. Traffickers in continents as far as Europe have also used the Caribbean to trade their drugs because of the unpatrolled and long coastlines in the region.

Agenda

Effectuating the prevention of transnational organized crime in Central America.

Preventing the drug trafficking between Central and North America.

Measures to prevent illegal gun proliferation.

Chair Reports

Report 1 by Can Yeşildere
Preventing the drug trafficking between Central and North America.
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Report 2 by Saskia Açıkgöz
Measures to prevent illegal gun proliferation.
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Report 3 by Can Yeşildere, Saskia Açıkgöz
Effectuating the prevention of transnational organised crime in Central America.
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