September 16, 2019
 In Articles

Delegation from                                                                                                                                        Represented by

Libya                                                                                                                                                          Jack Starling

  1. International Drug Trade    ddddddddddddddd

Libya, deeply concerned by the fact that, according to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Threat Assessment in 2018, a majority of the opioid-related contraband that is trafficked into the United States, including pill presses, stamps, dies, and opioids themselves, arrives through the postal system, suggests that member states adopt programs similar to the Tripoli Action Plan on Combating Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Through the Mail, which works with local postal companies to detect drug smuggling and money laundering attempts through postage while giving due consideration to observing speed and confidentiality of the mail. The delegation of Libya, aware of the fact that, according to a United Nations World Health Organization Critical Review Report in 2018, illicit substances, such as tramadol, unfairly affect African and West Asian regions, including Libya and its surrounding nations, encourages the formation of regional agreements to assist in the growth and development of opioid addiction treatments between programs such as the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) and countries most affected by the opioid epidemic. These partnerships would exist to foster both medicated and non-medicated opioid addiction treatment techniques and establish new programs within these countries to carry out these treatments. Libya is alarmed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime World Drug Report in 2019, which states that “gateway drugs”, such as cannabis, primarily provide risks towards young people. Therefore, Libya calls upon member states to use plans such as the National Anti-Drug Strategy by the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission and particularly its sub-focus on media campaigns that and youth-based prevention initiatives as models for the creation of new strategies. The Internet and media have become very effective ways of connecting with the young community in recent decades. So, utilizing these tools to protect the world’s youth is vital. Libya, observing the record-breaking annual production rates of coca, the primary ingredient in cocaine, in the last year, as stated by the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report in March of 2018 by the US Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, urges the United Nations to expand and provide further funding for programs similar to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, which provides for the exchange of information and the application of investigative powers for the reduction of drug production and money laundering. This system could be integral to assisting developing countries in combating organized crime if extended to those regions and stop international drug trade before it can even begin.

  • Jack Starling

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