United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

President: Elena Ramírez Sandoval

Chair: Ana Daniela Espinosa Nolasco, Arelí Ramírez García, Sofía González de la Peña, Diego López Simg y Jesús Gutierrez Parra 

Topic A) Strategies to cope with the massive illicit opioids trafficking in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan through the Balkan Route

​Topic B) Measures to reduce the illegal production of injected drugs on Southeast Asia, focusing on HIV




Committee's outline and faculties

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)is a global leader fighting against illicit drugs and organized crime. The office was established in 1997 as the unification of the United Nations Drug Programme and the Center for International Crime Prevention . It is composed of 500 officials worldwide, with its headquarters in Vienna. The committee has 40 member states currently participating, since January 1, 2021. Focusing on the human being’s actions, UNODC works to strengthen crime prevention schemes accompanied by the rule of law, the administration of justice, and establish mechanisms to achieve a safe society. 


Over two decades, UNODC has been working to make a safer world from drugs, organized crime, corruption, and terrorism. Centering on five normative areas of activity, committed to achieving health,security and justice. UNODC’s faculties are: 

  • Ratifying and improving the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocols and other conventions.

  • Supporting UN standards, promoting good governance, integrity, transparency, and enhancing states´ anti-corruption capacities through technical cooperation projects.

  • Providing help to member states to implement the three major international drug control treaties and develop policies consistent with them. 

  • Implementing international legal instruments for prevention and against terrorism  ; while enhancing the provision of juvenile justice, effective prison, and rehabilitation programes.