United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Committee Description

Fifth Committee of the UN General Assembly

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime was created to better regulate the trafficking and abuse of illicit drugs across international borders, as well as greater crime prevention, improved criminal justice, prevention of international terrorism and political corruption.

Each year, the World Drug Report helps the UNODC and its member states track and enhance the awareness on drug regulation through data reports and estimated figures. In addition, the UNODC has launched several campaigns such as “Think AIDS”, “Do drugs control your life”, and many others to recognize and inform the international community of different topics relating around drugs and crime. The committee will surely offer delegates with an array of issues that explore different aspects monitored by the UNODC.

The UNODC is a beginner committee. Delegates of any skill level with interest may apply to this committee.

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Please submit all position papers and inquiries relating to UNODC to [email protected].

Topics | Backgrounders

Topic A: The Fentanyl Crisis (View Backgrounder)

Topic B: Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (View Backgrounder)


Dillon Ramlochun
​Dillon is currently a senior at St. George’s School. Ever since his first introduction to MUN five years ago, Dillon’s interest in international relations and politics has grown and flourished through the intense debate and diplomacy that occurs at MUN conferences. Outside of MUN, Dillon enjoys taking the weights for a spin, hauling fish from the deep, and watching basketball. He is also known to trust the process, whatever that means. Excited and honoured to be staffing at his first ever CAIMUN, Dillon is looking forward to the debate, and hoping to help create a memorable experience for all delegates.

Sameer Esmail
Sameer is a Grade 11 student currently attending Burnaby Mountain Secondary and is excited to serve as one of the chairs of UNODC at CAIMUN 2018. Drawn by a passion for global affairs and politics, Sameer began his Model United Nations career in Grade 9. Outside of the world of Model UN, Sameer is involved in his school’s student government and numerous student advocacy organizations. Sameer cannot wait to meet the delegates at the conference this coming spring, and he hopes that each of them finds a chance to develop their skills in problem solving and teamwork. Sameer wishes the best of luck to all the delegates participating in CAIMUN 2018.

Catherine Cho
Catherine is a grade 11 student at York House School and is delighted to be serving as a chair for CAIMUN. She attended her first MUN conference in grade 9 and has since found herself immersed in the world of international politics. Outside of MUN, Catherine is an avid musician, debater, and reader of literature. Catherine looks forward to the conference and she hopes that it will be a memorable experience for all delegates!