Welcome note by Head UNODC

With the increasing loss of lives due to drugs and crime, they are becoming a serious issue that needs to be tackled. We in the UNODC aim to do just that, addressing a coordinated, comprehensive response to the interrelated issues of illicit trafficking in abuse of drugs, crime prevention and criminal justice, international terrorism, and political corruption. UNODC helps in bringing befitting solutions to the many problems faced by the world in relation to drugs and crime, and it thereby it recognises and prevents the devolution of mankind. This year our committee will be dealing with the prevalent issues of maritime crime and illegal drug trade in Latin America. Crimes like piracy, armed robbery at sea, trafficking of people and illicit goods, illegal fishing or pollution are going unchecked and are increasing rapidly due to the lack of security. When it comes to consumption of narcotics, it is also estimated that 1 in 20 adults, or a quarter of a billion people between the ages of 15 and 64 years have abused one harmful substance according to surveys in 2014. Drugs and crimes are correlated because studies have found that drugs are encouraging crimes. The main objective of the committee is to resolve these issues through constructive discussions and effective participation. The more one spreads awareness about the rampant presence of drugs leading to crime and illegal drug trafficking, the more one can be safeguarded from facing loss. Drugs take you to hell, disguised as heaven.

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Day 1

Committee Session

The impacts and aftermath of wars, and the effects of this on the citizens, especially women and children. The session began with a motivational speech by the head who stated that the committee had come together to seek and enrich the knowledge of this domain and present solutions for the given topics instead of fighting with each other. The committee commenced with the delegates giving a speech on their country’s status regarding the topics. The committee further moved on with the first resolution submitted by the delegate of United Kingdom and co-submitted by the delegates of United States of America, Netherlands and France. The resolution concerned the second topic. The solutions presented in the resolution were: 1) To send rescue teams and ask for military assistance from allying countries. 2) Countries to implement curfews and to carry out checkpoints. 3) Political leaders enforce strict punishments on non state actors and verbally persuade non state actors. 4) To implement checking of documents and identity papers. 5) Suggests preventing any damage occurring to the refugees. 6) To provide military aid, rations and safe zones. 7) Proposes the member states to prevent radicalization and recruitment into non state actor organizations. Three delegates went against the resolution and three went for the resolution. This was then followed by a debate against the submitter and co-submitters. Four amendments were made to the resolution, which were approved by the chair. However, only three amendments were approved of by the committee as a whole. There were then further debates on whether nuclear weapons should be permitted or not.

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Day 2

Committe Session

All delegates of the UNODC entered the committee venue with a renewed sense of excitement and energy for the second day of the GSMUN. Following roll call, the session was picked up from where the committee had left off the previous evening. Multiple amendments were suggested for the resolution put forth by the delegate of the USA, and the delegate were all able to come up with valid points of argument and support. The quality of debate and points included in the resolution were a major improvement from yesterday, as the delegates were more confident and prepared with substantial research. After the amendments were approved, the committee moved into voting, where the resolution passed with a majority. The second resolution of the session was presented by the delegate of Guatemala. His co-submitters included Canada, Mexico and China. All delegates actively  participated in debate, as they all had opinions and suggestions for the resolution. After an engaging session of arguments and discussion, all points raised were taken into consideration, based upon which, the house came up with constructive amendments. Thereupon, the committee moved into the voting session and the resolution passed with a full majority. All delegates were extremely supportive of each other and showed a united front for coming up with solutions for the crises. The next resolution was put forth by the delegate of Kenya, along with Chile, South Africa, UAE and Germany. Unfortunately, the resolution failed as the entire committee voted against it.Near the end of the session, the committee requested the chair for the motion of entertainment where the delegates informally interacted with each other and had a good time.

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Day 3

Committee Sessison

Lieutenant General Amrik Singh, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal was commissioned into 6 KUMAON of the Indian Army on 09 June 1979. He is an alumnus of St Xavier School, Ranchi, National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and Indan Military Academy, Dehradun. The General holds master of Science (Defence Studies) and Master of Philosophy degrees. He has attended all prestigious courses in the Army with distinction. His varied military career has seen him hold various commands, staff and instructional appointments. He has had the privilege to serve in all operational environments that our nation has to offer. From insurgency in J & K to the deserts of Rajasthan, from the jungles of the north east to Naxalite affected areas, the General has been instrumental in raising the operational threshold of his command. The General Officer during his illustrious career, having served in all operational environments in the country, has been decorated with Ati Vishisht Seva Meda, Sena Medal and Commendation Cards by the Chief of Army Staff and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief for his contribution in operations and meritorious services of an exemplary order. The General has contributed extensively in the fields of education and towards reskilling and reemployment of soldiers. The General is an environmentalist by nature, an outdoor person and a keen sportsman.The General Officer is happily married to Mrs Balvinder Kaur. They have two sons, Pranit (32 years) and Jasnit (29 years). Pranit is Director Global Programming with Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Jasnit is a Captain flying for Indigo Airlines. Mrs Balvinder Kaur holds a Master’s degree and is an educator. She has worked extensively in the fields of child and women empowerment and health awareness, she being a teacher and a counsellor. She was pivotal in raising a school for children and setting up a vocational training centre in the border town of Dharchula and at Lucknow. Her model for the revamped vocational training centre was adopted as a baseline model by the higher formation. She has also been associated with raising of Army Skill Development Centre at Kolkata for families and their dependents. This centre is affiliated to PMKVY Scheme of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. She is fond of travelling. Her interests include listening to religious and light music and promoting health awareness.

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