Welcome to ILMUNC XXXVI and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime Committee. My name is Himanvi Kopuri, and I am incredibly excited to serve as your moderator for the duration of this conference. I hope that you enjoy this unique committee and walk away with great memories.
I am a Sophomore planning to concentrate in Finance and Business Analytics at the Wharton School while minoring Biological Basis of Behavior and Health Services Management. Some of my other academic interests include linguistics and discovering cultural nuances around the world. Previously, I staffed UPMUNC LII and ILMUNC XXXV. I am also currently on Penn’s MUN team, Intercol. In my free time, I enjoy watching cooking shows on Netflix and YouTube, Bollywood dancing and singing, and challenging myself with fun hikes.
Our two topics in this committee will be (1) increasing levels of crime in Sri Lanka and (2) illicit trafficking of flora and fauna. In light of the 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings bringing international attention to crime in the small country, the former topic is clearly a pressing and timely issue. For the second topic, the illegal trafficking flora and fauna has continuously worsened in the last decade — making it an issue that the international community needs to address more collectively and effectively. With that, I am looking forward to listening to your engaging debates and reading your substantive directives. Speed makes any and every MUN committee fun and worthwhile, so I will try my very best to keep the committee running smoothly and efficiently.
Feel free to reach out with any questions or comments, and get ready for an amazing weekend!
Chair of UNODC
The 36th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference