The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Established in 1923, the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) is an intergovernmental body that promotes coordination between police organizations on an international level. The primary mandate of INTERPOL is to provide support to the police and law enforcement agencies of its member countries in their efforts to manage various types of crime. INTERPOL carries out this mandate by providing four critical functions to its member countries: secure global police communications services, global databases and data services, operational police support services, and police training and development. In recent years, INTERPOL has concentrated its efforts on aiding member countries in combating issues such as terrorism, drug trafficking, illicit trade, money laundering etc. This year, the JHUMUNC INTERPOL Committee will be focusing on the topics of Transnational Organized Crime and the Illicit Arms Trade.
Topic A: Curbing Transnational Organized Crime
Topic B: Halting the Illicit Arms Trade
Background Guide: Now Available!
Letter from the Chair
Dear Distinguished Delegates,
Welcome to JHUMUNC 2018! My name is Bisma Khan, and I will be your chair for the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL). I am excited to hear the discussion regarding the pressing issues of transnational organized crime and the illicit arms trade in INTERPOL this February!
I am originally from Franklin Park, New Jersey. As a sophomore at Johns Hopkins, I am majoring in International Studies. While it is my first time serving as a chair at JHUMUNC, I previously served on the Dais for the Economic and Financial Committee (ECOFIN) during JHUMUNC 2017 and participated in Model UN all four years of high school as a delegate. I look forward to using my various experiences within Model UN as both a delegate and a staffer to provide you with a substantive, and engaging committee. In addition to my involvement with JHUMUNC, I am a Programming Associate for the Foreign Affairs Symposium and an active member of the professional business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi here on campus.
In this session, INTERPOL will be debating topics that are directly related to the security and stability of our increasingly globalized world. In addressing the topics of transnational organized crime and the illicit arms trade, it is necessary to understand the various causes and actors that have contributed to the steady rise of these issues. It is also significant to account for the previous action taken by INTERPOL in addressing these topics, and comprehending why such efforts have been unsuccessful. The background guide should provide a solid foundation for learning about the unique jurisdiction of INTERPOL, alongside with understanding the complexities of both topics. However, I strongly encourage building on the information provided in the background guide and researching the different positions each of your respective nations maintain on these challenging issues.
I am interested to see the solutions that you will propose as INTERPOL in order to finally eradicate both transnational organized crime and the illicit arms trade. Please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org , if you have any questions or concerns regarding the committee/topics. I look forward to meeting you all in February!
Chair of the International Criminal Police Organization JHUMUNC 2018