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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has worked to fight against illicit drug trades, international crime, and terrorism since its creation in 1997. These three areas include many distinct and varied specializations that UNODC Member States attempt to resolve. The UNODC pursues its goals through three avenues: research and increasing understanding of issues, supporting local governments in fighting issues, and supporting the ratification of treaties regarding issues. The UNODC is also known for its annual World Drug Report detailing trends and changes in worldwide drug use and production.

This committee is designed for both beginners and experienced delegates alike. Position papers, although strongly recommended, are not required. However, delegates who wish to be considered for an award must submit their position papers by January 22nd, 2021, at 23:59 PST. More information about position papers can be found on page 3 of the Background Guide.

Topic A: The Role of Organized Crime in Political Suppression (Click to show summary)

Topic B: Decriminalization of Drugs (Click to show summary)

Cindy Zhang

Cindy Zhang | Director

Currently a junior at Fraser Heights Secondary, Cindy is honoured to serve as the Director of UNODC at VMUN 2021. Her Model UN journey began in the eighth grade, driven by both curiosity and peer pressure. Nonetheless, despite showing up late to her first-ever committee session and being coerced into giving a 7-second speech, she immediately became immersed in the enthralling world of Model UN. Outside of the committee room when Cindy isn’t sacrificing copious amounts of sleep over academics, she can be found drinking iced americanos with six espresso shots, running at 6 AM, or taking naps in the sun with her cats. Whether it is your first conference or tenth, Cindy hopes that VMUN 2021 will be filled with newfound friendships and memories that will last lifetimes.

Eric Li

Eric Li | Chair

A junior at St. George’s School, Eric is ecstatic to serve as Chair of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime at VMUN 2021. Embarking on the third year of his profoundly fruitful involvement in MUN, Eric is eternally grateful for the experiences, friendships, and knowledge he has gained within the realms of diplomacy and global affairs. Outside of the committee room, Eric can be found racing down the left flank of a soccer pitch, filling his Spotify sing-along playlist with old Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and One Direction tunes, and crying (as a result of his unforgiving pollen allergies). Eric eagerly awaits the weekend of diplomacy that he hopes will be one of the most memorable weekends of the school year for all participants!

Victoria Munro

Victoria Munro | Assistant Director

Victoria is currently a junior at Crofton House School and is honoured to be serving as the Assistant Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime this year. Her interest in political, economic, and social affairs was sparked through participating in MUN conferences, and she has always found it interesting to hear different perspectives on global issues. Victoria’s goal is to create an encouraging and diverse environment where everyone feels comfortable enough to speak as well as help foster engaging debate. Outside the world of MUN, Victoria can be found watching The Office, baking, playing Animal Crossing New Horizons, and hanging out with friends. Victoria cannot wait to meet everyone at VMUN 2021!

You can contact the Director at Any questions regarding the committee or its debate procedures will be answered by email. Position papers must also be submitted to this address.

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