Welcome to the UNODC. My name is Sumra Wahid and I will be your chair for this committee at MICSUN VI. I am very excited to see what you guys have in store for these topics and hope to give you guys a fun and memorable experience.
To tell you a little bit about myself, I am a sophomore here at the University of Miami, majoring in International Studies and Chemistry and minoring in Arabic and Motion Pictures. I’m a member of the Model United Nations team here at UM, and have been competing in MUN since I was in high school. Model United Nations is a great way to learn more about international affairs while developing skills that will continue to be helpful in the future. I am also a member of the Miami International Relations Association, Student Government and the campus Concert Production crew.
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime is, in my opinion, one of the coolest sessions throughout the UN. The committee deals with combatting illicit drugs and international crime by working in the field, in research analysis, and in collaboration with member States. Some of the world’s most dangerous and prevalent issues are dealt with in this very committee.
The topics you will be debating in particular have important consequences- cyberterrorism and the disbanding of international drug cartels. Both issues, although addressed on a state scale, have yet to be resolved on a global level. When creating solutions I encourage you to be original, these topics are fairly recent problems and with ever changing technology, solutions need to be proactive rather than retroactive.
I can’t wait to see what you come up with and look forward to meeting you all in the spring. If you have any questions about the committee, topics, or just MUN in general, feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UN Office of Drugs and Crime Chair