United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime plays a leading role in supporting international cooperation on issues across the areas of drugs and crime. Established in 1997 through the merger of two predecessor organisations, UNODC assists the UN and member states in fighting corruption, human trafficking, money laundering, organised crime, piracy, and terrorism across the world. UNODC principally plays a supportive role in combatting these problems; gathering information on them so that best practice strategies can be shared with governments, alongside also seeking to increase awareness of them amongst the general public.
Topic A: Web-based arms trafficking- investigating the illegal trade of firearms through the hidden web
Topic B: The Resurgence of Opium production in Afghanistan Web-based arms trafficking: investigating the illegal trade of firearms through the hidden web
Meet your chairs
My name is Zoe Bloomfield, I am currently a first year undergrad student at Sciences Po University studying sociology, economics, and political law. In high school, I always found myself heavily involved in the debate programs my region offered. I stayed in one organization primarily, the YMCA Model UN and Youth and Government programs, and I loved how much it expanded my horizons both through the vast topics I covered and the compelling people I met.
Aside from my debate experience, I am quite an avid traveler, food enthusiast, history-buff, and frequent Netflix visitor. So if you are ever in the mood for a spontaneous discussion on anything from a historical event of interest to Michael Scott in the office, I’ll be there. Although I’ve spent most of my time debating and chairing in a large General Assembly type of atmosphere, I am very excited to be co- chairing the UNODC with Perth Ophaswongse, and even more ecstatic to get to know everyone in the committee. Hope to see you soon at OxiMUN!
Perth is a second year International Relations student at the University of Edinburgh. Originally from Thailand, he has been doing MUN since 2012. After arriving at university, he has gotten straight back into Model UN with a focus on Crisis. Since his first university conference at St. Andrews, he has been a part of 16 conferences, with OxIMUN being his 18th conference.
In addition to this, he is a current member of the Secretariat for Edinburgh University’s conference, ScotMUN, as well as being part of the society’s executive committee.