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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC): Cybercrime and the Illicit Drug Trade

          The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a specialized agency within the United Nations system dedicated to addressing global challenges related to illicit drugs, crime prevention, criminal justice reform, and international cooperation. The UNODC plays a crucial role in promoting security, justice, and health worldwide by assisting member states in combating drug trafficking, transnational organized crime, corruption, and terrorism.


          The internet has provided new opportunities for drug traffickers to conduct illegal activities, from online drug markets on the dark web to using cryptocurrencies for transactions. These activities present significant challenges to law enforcement and international organizations like the UNODC. Cybercrime related to the illicit drug trade includes online drug sales, money laundering through digital currencies, and the use of encrypted communication platforms by criminal networks. Delegates will be addressing Cybercrime and the Illicit Drug Trade by analyzing the intersection of cybercrime and drug trafficking, with a focus on online drug markets, cryptocurrency use, and encrypted communication platforms.

            The background guide can be accessed by pressing the "download" button below. To be eligible for awards, a delegate must submit a position before April 4th, 11:59 pm EST, to the email If you have any questions, feel free to contact


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