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Draft Resolution: 1.

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Signatories: Lithuania
Topic: UNCND Logistical Counternarcotics Operations: Weapons
Trafficking and Money Laundering
The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs,
Concerned that the world drug problem continues to be a serious
threat to public health and safety and the well-being of humanity;
Gravely concerned of the impacts of drug trade on national security
and sovereignty of States, and that it weakens socio-economic and
political stability and hinders sustainable development amongst the
impoverished,
Noting the desperate call to respond to the enormous challenges set by
the escalating links between drug trafficking, corruption and other
forms of organized crime,
Bearing in mind that the laundering of assets derived from drug
trafficking and related detriments chip away countries large resources
and capital that could otherwise be used to further their development,
Recognizing that an international framework for countering the
laundering of assets derived from drug trafficking has been
established through the United Nations Convention against Illicit
Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988,
Reaffirming that reducing illicit drug use and its consequences
requires an enormous efforts to reduce demand, which must be
demonstrated by sustained widespread demand reduction initiatives
such as a complete public health approach across the spectrum of
prevention, education, early intervention, treatment, recovery support,
rehabilitation and reintegration efforts,
1. Urges States that have not done so to consider ratifying or
implement, as a matter of priority, all the provisions of:
a) the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 as amended by
the 1972 Protocol, the Convention on Psychotropic Substances
of 1971,
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b) the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic


Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988,
c) the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized
Crime and the Protocols thereto and the United Nations
Convention against Corruption;
2. Urges all members to join The Financial Action Task Force on
Money Laundering (FATF) and adhere to its main guidelines:
a) implement relevant international conventions
b) criminalize money laundering and enable authorities to
confiscate the proceeds of money laundering
c) implement customer due diligence (eg identity verification),
record keeping and suspicious transaction reporting
requirements for financial institutions and designated nonfinancial businesses and professions
d) establish a financial intelligence unit to receive and
disseminate suspicious transaction reports
e) cooperate internationally in investigating and prosecuting
money laundering;
3. Calls for the Commission on Narcotic Drugs to become the
principal policymaking organ of the United Nations on matters of
international drug control and logistical counter-narcotics, in order
for the commission to realize its full potential;

2. Reaffirms the importance of the UNCND in building capacity at the


local level in the fight against transnational drug trafficking, and
urges the Convention to make the best possible use of resources, with
a view to maintaining an effective level of support for national and
regional efforts in combating the world drug problem;

4. Urges the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs to increase collaboration


with intergovernmental, international and regional organizations that have drug
control mandates, as appropriate, in order to share best practices and to take
advantage of their unique comparative advantage;
6. Also urges Member States to adopt appropriate measures to increase the
transparency of transfers of cash and negotiable bearer instruments, with the aim of
preventing illicit activities that may be linked to the laundering of assets derived from
drug trafficking and related offences;
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7. Strongly suggests that States employ programs to combat weapons trafficking such
as a disarmament program or a program to reform the defense industry.
Further steps such as the following can be taken:
a) the creation of barriers to stem the flow of weapons, such as strengthening the
export policies
b) formulate a plan of dealing with excess weaponry
c) targeting the factors that give rise to factors encouraging the spread of Small
and Light Weaponry (SALW), like poor humanitarian conditions and political
turmoil.
d) Further suggests plan be evaluated every 6 months for performance to make
adjustments if needed and called for multilateral unity actions, like those
countries that manufacture arms to only provide such weapons to governments
and no other entities.
8. Urges nations to increase their border protection, be it on land or sea, and employee
the relevant security forces in order to catch and filter any transit of illicit drugs.