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Committee: Economic and Financial Committee Question of: International cooperation in combating the world drug problem Main Submitter: Russian Federation Co-Submitters: Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Colombia, Peru, Lebanon, Italy Co-sponsors: Switzerland, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Hungary, France, Poland, India, Thailand, Spain, Norway, Panama, Australia, Bangladesh Further Emphasizes the importance of combatting illigal drug trade, manufacturing, and transportation of illicit drugs, and the abuse of using such drugs, Supporting means of further action to be taken in order to eliminate the root causes of illicit drug trade, Acknowledges the difficulty of combating the trade of such items within and between many member nations, Further emphasizing the critical need to protect national sovereignty of all member nations, as that is the only assured security that each nation possesses in the international community, Stresses the need for transparency between member states in order to properly curb illicit arms trafficking on the international scale, Recalling that the world drug problem remains a common and shared responsibility that requires effective and increased international cooperation and demands an integrated, Draws Attention To the fact that many member nations do not have governmentally funded rehabilitation and instead put people whom are arrested for drug related crimes or use in penitentiary centers with no proper facilities to mediate their need, THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL COMMITTEE, 1. Authorizes the creation of the Anti-Drug Border Patrol Agency (ADBPA) with the sole intention of patrolling national and regional borders for drug traffickers which will be created as a branch under the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC), that will include individuals such as but not limited to, specialists who have experience in this fields, military experts to work with a member nation’s own task force in order to, a. Improve inspection process and overall border entrances in checkpoints between different member nations especially in rural areas by training such task forces, b. Installation of technology that will supplement border control through drug detection; 2. Requests the UNDP, UNDOC and other related United Nations organs to cooperate with member nations in implementing mandatory drug rehabilitation programs along with criminal punishment to offenders and victims that will include measures such as, but not limited to, a. Provide medical and psychological care, job training and social reintegration by high quality staff, b. All participants will participate in detoxification programs to void their bodies of all narcotics, as part of said medical program, c. Awareness programs that will include reasons to why said drugs are illegal and harmful to one’s own body, d. After said criminal punishment, such offenders shall continue said program in a probation mode that will be assessed to the behavior and improvement of said participant before official release, e. The encouragement to those who cultivate illicit crops such as the opium poppy or coca plant, to switch to other profitable crops and alternative sources of income, through alternative development projects like community development, which aim at improving the socio-economic quality of life of targeted population providing them with education, natural resources management, and income-generating projects; 3. Calls upon governments, with the aid of UNDOC, especially with major drug production problems and high rates of drug trafficking such as, but not limited to, Venezuela and Afghanistan to take further measures to prevent the production and export of narcotics and other harmful drugs to other member nations that are affected by measures such as but not limited to, a. Improvement of said law enforcements by creating a branch of drug specialists and other relevant individuals to efficiently combat and stop drug trafficking with in nations with the help of the UNDOC, b. More stringent laws such as raising financial penalties for drug traffickers so as to slow or stop the financial aspect of drug trafficking, c. Increasing transparency in governments by reorienting to reflect the existence of organized drug crime groups; corrupt relations between citizens, government officials, and the justice system and suppression of procedural and administrative offenses committed by government officials in support of drug crimes, d. Annual reports and conference to UNDOC on statistics and other related events to improve upon previous laws and actions, e. Consider multilateral and bilateral talks with member states that have successful experiences regarding the implementation of evidence-based alternative approaches to the prosecution and imprisonment of drug-using offenders to share their experiences and good practices, including examples of legislation and the proved technical assistance to interested States, upon request; 4. Suggests that all illicit drug crops yet to be phased out with alternative crops be sold to legitimate outlets such as pharmaceutical companies who use its byproducts for medicinal purposes. Should there be an excess supply, they ca be stored or effectively taken off the drug market by national governments of UN agencies; 5. Further requests governments to increase propagation and emphasis of the different effects of illegal drugs to the public sector to create awareness and ultimately lessen drug use and drug related crimes in means such as but no limited to, a. Implementation of said awareness about the different types relevant to each nation and effects of illegal drugs economically, personally and politically into curriculums and programs to different education systems especially in lower class public schools and government funded schools and rural communities, b. Advocating prevention posters and other advertisements and or voucher programs through different media mediums to increase awareness as a whole to a nation’s civil sector.
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