United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime mandate areas
Successful simulations of United Nations meetings, whether at the local, national or international level, require a great deal of preparation.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime website offers resources that can be accessed prior to and during a Model United Nations conference.
These resources are valuable for the organizers of these conferences and are especially useful when preparing study guides and reviewing position papers. They are also relevant for delegates representing the different Member States and for the teachers who are responsible for training the Model United Nations delegates.
- Organized crime
- Trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants
- Crime prevention and criminal justice reform
The United Nations offers a variety of other sources, such as UN4MUN, developed by the Department of Public Information.
UN4MUN provides guidance on simulating the Security Council and the General Assembly. In the case of the General Assembly, it provides rules of procedure similar to those used in actual meetings, with a focus on consensus.
If you are looking for tips on preparing for a Model United Nations conference, Best Delegate has useful resources.
- Editing of resolutions at the United Nations
- UNODC Resolutions and Decisions Database
- Dag Hammarskjöld Library
- Official Document System of the United Nations
- United Nations Bibliographic Information System (UNBISNET)
- United Nations Info Quest (UNIQUE)
- United Nations Terminology Database (UNTERM)
- United Nations meetings coverage and press releases
- United Nations News Centre
- United Nations PaperSmart
- United Nations Treaty Collection
- United Nations Web TV