Delegate Name: Alaina Williams
Topic B: Opioid Crisis:
The opioid crisis has impacted millions around the globe, especially in countries in today’s conference. The United States has had the most deaths due to the opioid crisis. China has played a huge part in the world opioid crisis since Opium dens were so prominent in China. China is ready to work with various countries in committees to find an effective solution to the opioid crisis.
China’s Past Policy/Relation:
The common enemy of mankind is narcotics. Drugs are treated with “zero tolerance” by the Chinese authorities. Drug manufacture, trafficking, and other drug offenses have been fiercely combated. In order to help the world community, including the United States, combat fentanyl abuse, the Chinese side has been extending honest and legally-based cooperation. The Chinese side shares empathy with the American people who are suffering from the opioid crisis. China scheduled six fentanyl compounds and two precursor chemicals in two acts from 2017 to 2018, which was more than the number of types recognized at the time by the UN. Even though there was no widespread usage or obvious risks of fentanyl compounds in China, the Chinese authorities took the lead globally in officially scheduling them as a class on May 1. This is a crucial step in carrying out the two Presidents’ agreement, as well as a gesture of goodwill to allay American citizens’ concerns and do our part to assist the US in combating its opioid issue with an eye toward the overall health, safety, and well-being of humanity. Contrarily, as the primary user and manufacturer of fentanyl.
Currently, the United Nations on drugs and crime has a 5-pillar strategy, which seems effective on the face, but needs to continue to be modified. The delegation from china believes that taking effective measures to combat the issue that would help all countries is the best option, and that should be our primary goal in the committee.