TOPIC A Money Laundering
TOPIC B Wildlife Trafficking and Illegal Logging
- Kelly Nguyen
- Joanna Zhuang
The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) is a commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This commission addresses and deals with all aspects of crime prevention, including violence against children, illicit arms trade, etc. The CCPCJ also cooperates with various other U.N. bodies, such as the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), in fighting against the world drug problem. At MUNUC 34, delegates will strive to resolve one of the two issues that are crucial to the preservation of world peace.
Topic A: Money Laundering
The first topic, which is money laundering, tackles the issue of converting money obtained from criminal activities to money that appears to be from a legitimate source. Money laundering has always been a significant part of the underground economy in many countries. Often money that is being laundered is used in drug trafficking and terrorist funding. To combat other crimes, establishing rules and policies for money laundering is the key. In this committee, delegates will work together to provide a solution that draws a guideline for solving the issue of money laundering.
Topic B: Wildlife Trafficking and Illegal Logging
Wildlife trafficking and illegal logging are the most lucrative of environmental crimes – churning out large profits for criminal enterprises with little risks. Moreover, these activities cause irreparable damage to our planet by diminishing biodiversity and accelerating deforestation. Countries need to enact stronger legislation that attacks the corruption and violence that make these crimes possible. Therefore, delegates in this committee are responsible for coming up with effective solutions that will resolve the serious environmental and social damage caused by organized crime.