The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has been helping to make the world safer from drugs, organized crime, corruption, and terrorism. The UNODC is committed to achieving health, security, and justice for all by tackling these threats and promoting peace and sustainable well-being as deterrents to them.
Furthermore, actions taken in Africa are crucial for UNODC. With the “Africa Strategic Vision 2030” UNODC aims to strengthen crime prevention, enhance justice, address organized crime, ensure a balanced response to drugs, improve the rule of law and bolster resilience in the African region.
With the high rates of urban poverty and unemployment in Africa, people are seeking money flow. As a consequence, the people that live under bad circumstances turn themselves towards illicit money which they can earn by drug trafficking and drug manufacturing. But that’s not the only adjuvant for the increase of drug trafficking in Africa. Moreover, the corruption and lack of border controls in the continent have led to an increase in street gangs that terrorizes African streets, raise crime rates, and promote drug usage or illicit drug trafficking. Africa has made considerable gains towards the “Sustainable Development Goals”, so as UNODC we should continue it. Therefore, representative states of this meeting will discuss and create solutions to clearing the African streets of gangs and tackling the illicit drug issue, both globally and locally.
Agenda Item A: Tackling the issue of local and global illicit drug trafficking in Africa.
Agenda Item B: Local gangs in Africa regarding its consequences and prevention.
Under-Secretary-General: Efe Cem Arat
Academic Assistant: Defne Kahraman