Interpol 

The International Criminal Police Organization, better known by its acronym Interpol is an interstate body organized to coordinate operations between national police forces. The goal of the body is to facilitate more seamless cooperation between the police organizations in member states and their cross-border operations. Interpol will be tackling the issues of organized crime and the illegal trade of narcotics worldwide, and their implications for police activities in member nations. This committee is best suited to more advanced delegates with a knowledge of specialized committees and Interpol organization. 

Topics

Human Trafficking 

 Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar form of organised crime prevalant around the world. Victims of human trafficking are modern day slaves who are often targeted for their socioeconomic vulnerability. They are exploited as a work force and can be abused mentally physically and sexually. Interpol trains and tactically supports local police, coordinates efforts and information between countries and conducts research on ongoing human trafficking.

Modern Day Piracy

Being the most cost-effective method for transporting the billions of tonnes of goods moved across the globe each year, shipping is truly the backbone of many economies. However, these large, slow moving vessels full of precious goods provide an ideal target for one of the most profitable forms of organised crime - piracy. A far cry from the early 18th Century 'golden age of piracy', modern day pirates are trained, organised, and well equipped with military grade weaponry. As crimes at sea often fall outwith the jurisdiction of one single nation, INTERPOL seeks to facilitate data exchange, coordinate law enforcement capabilities, and build cross-sector partnerships to tackle modern day piracy on a global scale.

Interpol Study Guide 

Chairs

Harry Fletcher

Hi, I'm Harry. I’m chairing Interpol. My body mass index is certainly not ideal, I frequently use my debit card to buy things that cost less than one pound, and my bedroom is so untidy it looks like vandals ransacked the Anthropologie Sale section. I’m kind of a mess. BUT: I am also an IR student from Edinburgh with a penchant for global health and a lot of essays about Zimbabwean politics. Most importantly, I'm a top fan of several Facebook groups INCLUDING St Fessdrews. They have a saying about SaintMUN: you chair it once on your way up, and once on your way down. It's good to be back.  

Emma Goss

Hey! Emma here! I am currently studying my masters in nuclear physics at the university of Edinburgh. I have been doing MUN for many many years now to escape physics, and yet I get something new from every conference. I’m so excited for my third SaintMUN and to meet you all. 

Thomas Bathgate

Having started MUN in the Netherlands in secondary school, I’ve been involved with MUN since 2015 in every capacity from delegate to Secretariat, and everything in between! I’m currently a third year Chemical Engineering student at Heriot-Watt, and am a keen rugby player and Scuba diver outside of MUN. I can’t wait to meet all of you delegates, and enjoy a great weekend of debates and socials! 

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