Topic: International Drug Trade
Country: The Hellenic Republic
Delegate: Caroline Janei, FH Northern HS
Across the world, illegal substances are being manufactured and transported in many countries, harming all people that use them. The international drug trade has affected undeveloped countries most of all. Even if there are few to none drug manufacturers in the country, substances are still being transported into the country. When these substances, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, morphine, and more, get introduced to areas with poverty, they are easily accessible, plunging that population into further hardship.
In the Hellenic Republic, there are some known cocaine manufacturers and distributors, as there are in much of Europe. Currently, though, all drugs and alcohol are illegal in Greece. There has especially been an increase of government forces trying to repress the usage of nitrous oxide.
Greece suggests the decriminalization of illegal substances in developed countries. In the past, it has been proven that developed countries that have decriminalized specific illegal substances saw a decrease in the usage of those substances. Greece proposes to fund and provide rehabilitation for repeat substance abusers to help them improve their life quality as well as decrease the use of drugs. The Hellenic Republic also advises tightening border control as well as the inspection and security of transportation, such as freights, trains, etc., to stop these substances from entering other countries.
- Caroline Janei