The Commission on Narcotic Drugs was established by Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) resolution 9(I) in 1946, to assist the ECOSOC in supervising the application of the international drug control treaties. In 1991, the General Assembly (GA) expanded the mandate of the CND to enable it to function as the governing body of the UNODC. The Commission has important functions under the drug control treaties in force today; most notably, it can amend the Schedules of controlled substances under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and the Convention on Psychotropic Substances. Delegates in this committee will have to discuss the ever growing problems of the drug trade and potential solutions, keeping in mind how varied drug laws and scheduling is across the world.
Introducing the Executive Board for Commission On Narcotic Drugs!
Agenda: Drug trafficking and its role in fueling conflict in central and South America.
Hello Everyone! My name is Vignesh Valliyur and I am a rising sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Very quickly, a little bit about myself – I enjoy playing tennis, debating, acting and voice acting. I am addicted to all things suspense filled, and hence I find myself spending innumerable hours watching crime shows, and reading mystery novels.
My model UN journey has been an excellent learning experience for, it has allowed me to explore a wide variety of issues at the global scale, engage in negotiation situations, develop my public speaking skills, make friends and have fun. I’ve been a part of several conferences in various capacities, including Chirec MUN 2016, and I’ve learnt something from each one. My advice to all the delegates, would be to engage with the material as much as possible. Learn as much as you can, read papers, watch videos, scrutinize resolutions, all that good stuff. Think out of the box, and try to develop a framework to tackle the issue at hand. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about committee, or just to say hi. I look forward to meeting everyone this July.
Greetings, delegates! I'm Pallavi Anand and I'm honored to be serving as your Vice-Chair for the Commission on Narcotic Drugs for CHIREC MUN 2017. Having just graduated 12th Grade earlier this year, I will be attending the University of Chicago, pursuing Economics and Political Science, starting this fall. My Model UN journey began with CHIREC MUN 2012 and since then I've attended over 15 conferences, both as a delegate and a member of the Executive Board. When not involved in Model UN, you'll find me performing and practicing Kuchipudi, reading, binge watching episodes of multiple Late Night shows, and perfecting the art of making filter coffee. This year, we hope to make CND both an engaging and enriching experience for all of you.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you this July!