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Welcome Delegates,

My name is Ariel Arcaute and I am pleased to be your Chair of UNODC (United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime) at CancunMUN. I am 18 years old, a senior at IAS Cancun (International American School of Cancun). In my free time I like  taking pictures of anything that is shown to me, in other words photography, I also enjoy spending time with friends, family, playing tennis and playing the piano. After completing highschool I would like to study photography and graphic design in the United States of America. 

This will be my fourth conference, only this time I will be your Chair. My first conference was in 2022 as a delegate in the United States Senate at CancunMUN. I have been in three conferences, two in IAS and one in New York, making  this one my fourth. 

I want this committee to have interesting or intriguing information on how to solve situations of drugs and crime that occur in daily life. I hope to offer with my Co-Chair an engaging topic for all of our delegates to discuss and come to a conclusion.  

We as Chairs look forward to listening to every speech or debate that is presented by our committees in a loud and clear manner in order for everyone to hear different positions on this topic. We would like to see open-minded, creative and resilient individuals. When you struggle to talk in a big crowd, keep in mind that there are always more opportunities for you to speak. The background guide should not be your only source of information; there are plenty of websites for you to utilize to investigate and write down your own ideas. If you have any doubts please contact me at


We are thrilled to meet you all and wish you an unforgettable CancunMUN experience. 

Ariel Arcaute, Chair 
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime



Welcome Delegates!,

My name is Valeria Luna, and I will be your Co-Chair in UNODC. I am 17 years old and a senior at the International American School of Cancun. I love to spend time with friends, family, and making crafts. After graduating from high school my plan is to work in Puebla’s Africam Safari for a year, and then study veterinary medicine in Mexico.
This will be my fourth year at a Model United Nations conference, but my first as Co-Chair. My first conference was in 2019 and I worked as a page; that’s when I fell in love with MUN. Since that time, I have been a delegate in many different committees; just last year I was a delegate in UNHRC. The passion and the conviction with which the delegates defended their country’s stance in each committee was inspiring, and it left me excited for more. My committee's purpose is to remind people about the dangers of drug abuse and to strengthen the international fight against drug production, trafficking and crime. I hope you are as passionate about these topics as I am! 
My Chair and I expect that you will be eager and passionate to speak up and defend your delegation’s position fervently, regardless of whether it aligns with your personal beliefs. Remember that the background guide cannot be your only source of information, and we heavily recommend for you to find additional sources of information so that you can stay well informed and afloat during the debate.

If you have any questions or want to send me your position paper, please contact me at


We are so excited to meet you all and we wish you a memorable CancunMUN experience!
Valeria Luna, Co-Chair
United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime

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Committee Difficulty: 2



Ariel Arcaute


Valeria Luna


Reevaluation of Prison Systems and Creating Global Standards


Strategies To Combat Global Money Laundering

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