INTERPOL

Committee Description

The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 195 countries. Their main focus is to allow nations' police systems to work together to tackle global crime issues. The organization was founded on September 7 in 1923 and has tackled issues from global black market, to policing to Martines. Delegates should look forward to interesting debates and complex issues when participating in this committee.



Topic A - Preventing Financial Crimes & Money Laundering

Financial crimes refer to non-violent crimes committed by individuals, groups, or corporations with the goal of financial gain. Out of the many types of financial crime like fraud, embezzlement, insider trading, tax evasion, and forgery, the topic of focus will be money laundering. Money laundering is the process of disguising money or assets that come from illegal means into a legitimate source. There are several forms of money laundering, including but not limited to structuring, bulk cash smuggling, trade-based laundering, shell companies, round tripping, invoice fraud, and tax amnesties, all of which are being used by criminals to conceal large amounts of criminally exploited money around the world.


Topic B - The Prevention and Ethics of Hacktivism and Cybercrime

Hacktivism (a portmanteau of hack and activism) is the use of technology, primarily hacking, to promote a political agenda or cause social change. Hacktivism is an extremely controversial topic, with arguments both for and against it. Goals of many hacktivists often align with free speech, human rights, and/or freedom of information. The history of hacktivism is a short but expansive one, with hacking itself dating back to the 1950s, the first hacktivist action taking place in October of 1989, the word ‘hacktivism’ originating from around 1994, and the popularity of these actions peaking around 2016.


INTERPOL Country Matrix

The Dais

Kelly Wang

Kelly Wang is a Grade 9 student attending A.Y. Jackson Secondary School who has established a remarkable presence as the President of the Model UN club there. Her involvement in Model UN is diverse, ranging from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to the Holy Roman Empire (JCC). She is passionate about global affairs and received awards at conferences such as the University of Toronto Model United Nations (UTMUN) and the Southern Ontario Model United Nations Assembly (SOMA). Kelly’s exceptional leadership skills have invigorated the A.Y, Jackson Model UN club, fostering intellectual rigor and camaraderie, the fruits of her efforts resulting in a best small delegation award at SOMA. Additionally, Kelly plays the piano well (debatable) and has a crippling bubble tea addiction. She is thrilled to be a part of CANMUN and cannot wait to see everyone there!

Kelly Wang

Director

Mansi Shah

Meet the chair for INTERPOL, Mansi Shah. Mansi is currently a tenth grader at Maple High School who is always seeking opportunities to step out of her comfort zone and broaden her horizons. She has been committed to Model UN since grade 9 starting out as a member at her school club and becoming junior rep as she has attended WAIMUN, TMUM, and UTMUN! Mansi is beyond grateful for the experiences at MUN where she got to enhance her public speaking skills, meet new people, and boost her confidence. Outside of Model UN, she has a keen interest in photography, English Literature, and swimming, looking to diversify her network enhancing her skillset. Beyond all, she believes in giving back to her community by volunteering at hospitals and charity-based events. Mansi is super excited to serve as your chair for INTERPOL thriving for the progress and inspiring delegates to their fullest potential!

Mansi Shah

Chair

Nicole Naeini

Hello everyone, my name is Nicole Naeini and I am a grade 11 student at Loretto Abbey. I have been competing in MUN conferences since grade 9 and I now direct Loretto Abbeys’s competitive MUN team under the position of LATMUN President. In addition, I inaugurated the LAT business club last year, and remain determined to guiding my peers to success within the business field. I look forward to working alongside the CANMUN team to put forth an amazing conference for all delegates!

Nicole Naeini

Assistant Director