New York, 10 February 2018 - UNODC has released a new resource guide for organizers and students taking part in Model United Nations conferences. The guide, designed and written by the Doha Declaration Global Programme's Education for Justice branch, will specifically cover conferences that address crime prevention, criminal justice and other aspects of rule of law.
It is the first guide of its kind to address some of the most pressing challenges people can face in some areas, namely corruption, organized crime and terrorism. Available as an online resource, the comprehensive guide is divided into seven sections relating to core topics, and includes additional useful resources. The topics are corruption, organized crime, firearms, trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants, cybercrime, terrorism, and crime prevention and criminal justice reform.
The guide will help organizers come up with new topics for Model United Nations conferences, pick and choose the appropriate intergovernmental bodies within the UN to simulate them, draft their own rules of procedures for these bodies after adapting them from those used in the United Nations context, and find resources to deepen their knowledge on rule of law issues.
The guide is immediately available for download on UNODC's website: http://www.unodc.org/e4j/en/model-united-nations.html
More information on the Global Programme and E4J is available at www.unodc.org/dohadeclaration.
For further information, please contact:
Public Information Officer, UNODC
E: kevin.town [at] un.org