United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

President: Dereck Zayd Ibarra Martínez 


Topic A) Measures to tackle and halt the marketing of counterfeit and substandard medical products in the Asian Mekong region, with special preeminence on pharmaceutical online sales along with the corruption in the drug industry.

​Topic B) Approaches to prevent and counter human trafficking and sexual abuse in the Ukrainian border region, particularly among citizens who migrate as a result of the belic conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine.

Background and powers of the committee

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) was founded as the unification of the United Nations Drug Programme and the Center for International Crime Prevention in 1997, with 27 active Member States. It collaborates with governments and civil societies to ensure access to security by promoting the ratification and implementation of international treaties and institutional reforms to carry out technical cooperation projects. The UNODC is determined to guarantee welfare and justice by confronting drug trafficking, organized crime, corruption, and extremism across the globe. Therefore, it expands the governmental information base necessary to make informed decisions about how to successfully advance safety deterrent measures.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is entitled to:
  • Implement field-based programs, legislative measures, and international legal instruments to combat radical groups, providing effective prison management, rehabilitation, and social reintegration;
  • Ratify and implement conventions against corruption, enhancing international cooperation on extradition, anti-corruption policies, and legal assistance;
  • Reform criminal justice systems by implementing crime prevention strategies, fair criminal justice, offering practical assistance, and encouraging transnational approaches to fulfill systems for drug control treaties;
  • Addresses, disseminates, and reports new data by finding emerging forms of crime and trafficking of drugs, weapons, humans, and cultural properties to help counter them.