Working paper Collective Regional Autonomy and Combining Knowledge (CRACK) Sponsors: Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Central African Republic (CAR), The Republic of Bali, Ecuador, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Austria, Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland, Niger, Kenya, FranceSignatories: Vietnam, Bahrain, Italy , Israel, Honduras, Cote D’Ivoire, Afghanistan, Poland, Belgium, New Zealand , United Arab Emirates, Somalia, ZambiaDeeply concerned by the cyclical threat to developing nations where industrial development is inhibited by crime which causes developing nations to lose industry and increase local support of illicit organizations Emphasizing that Drug production and trafficking is a diverse and multifaceted issue, which in order to reach worldwide success must only operate in collaboration with supporting the efforts of sovereign authoritiesRealizing that without opportunities for individuals to own and operate legal business within their community, Illegitimate organizations such as Drug Cartels will continue to continue to gain members and financial support.Concerned with the increasing influence that cartels such as Guadalajara Cartel, the Sinaloa Cartel, Tijuana Cartel, Juárez Cartel, and Gulf Cartel have on law enforcement and government officials;Suggests collaboration with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to aid in capacity development for nations who are rich in natural resources but lack the infrastructure to efficiently and sustainably extract those resources for economic growth. Demands that no combative action is taken in violation of sovereign authority A. Financial 1. Calls upon the World Bank to support localized initiatives for community development as defined by the millenium development goals includingMicro Loan based programs aimed at assisting Women in financing and developing community centric agrarian venturesSkill based training collaborations in developing nations aimed at developing business and infrastructure such as the Trade Africa InitiativeDrought Resistant Farm programs within areas previously classified as Badlands unable to sustain agrarian development2. Encourages regional bodies to strengthen national financial autonomy and funding programs for the systems detailed below when necessary byStrengthening regional relationships with microfinance organizations such as Kiva and microfinance gateway in order to encourage individual entrepreneurshipStrengthen regional economies and governmental infrastructure by encouraging nations to create bond programs that is overseen by a regional body, such as the African Union, and gives citizens financial independence and greater fiscal responsibility.B. Infrastructure3. Calls for the development of a comprehensive Agricultural vocational training programs in countries with economies that are dependent on agriculture run through subsets of the relevant regional organizations that willEncourage the cultivation of crops that are not drug-trade relatedProvide a link to the trade institutions of the region to guarantee some form of income for the farmers of these crops4. Calls upon regional vocational training bodies, such as the Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) under the African Union or programs under the European Union or Arab League to encourage an increase in digital skill learning and entrepreneurship specifically that offer a:Payment plan post-graduation if a job is foundMicrofinance loans through the financial infrastructure previously mentioned guaranteed in some capacity after graduation from the program with proof of a plan for entrepreneurial developmentPartnership with major platforms for hiring in the region, especially through already existing connections with the relevant regional bodiesRelationship to rehabilitation programs mentioned in section C of this document that allow former addicts training to re-enter the workforce5. Designates the AC/DC Program (Anti-Corruption Development of Countries), under the UNODC order to combat corruption within our governmental systems, the countries within this block will with permission of each member country:partner with Transparency International to audit each government within this block to identify key sources of corruption within each nation of their own accord;Countries within this block pledge that any official identified by Transparency International to be involved in corruption of any form will immediately relieved of their position within the government;Each country within this block will compose an anti-corruption council (ACC), specific to their country containing officials from Transparency International and each country’s governmental officials focussed on preventing future corruption, specifically among lower levels of the bureaucracy;Over the course of a two year period, wean these anti-corruption councils off of Transparency International resources so that they are able to become self sustaining, as we cannot expect them to devote resources indefinitely;Finally, to ensure that corruption within these countries does not reinstate itself in the future, this process will be repeated once every seven years, including an audit of the country-specific, anti-corruption councils established within these countries; 6. Calls upon regional bodies or non-governmental organizations, such as Support for Addiction and Prevention in Africa (SAPTA) and the Drug Free America Foundation (DFAF), to provide training to community health officials and leaders in countries with significant narcotic production and consumption Professional development and educational courses focus on areas of addiction prevention, counseling, and treatment;Courses on community development are focused on helping counsellors, probation officers and those working in the criminal justice system, social workers, and health practitioners to address key issues affecting individuals in recovery or with substance use disorders. It is designed to address personal development, pharmacological aspects of drugs of abuse, and counselling services for addiction therapy;Development courses emphasize capacity building of clinical professionals and to expand awareness among individuals on the prevention and treatment of risks associated with substance abuse disorders, HIV, AIDS, and mental illnesses;Methadone programs to decrease dependency on injectable drugs, and stop the spread of HIV;Interventions by healthworks are an important part of the curriculum. Health and outreach workers dealing with at risk populations would work to develop competencies in intervention counselling. This is meant to fill the gap between primary prevention efforts and treatment for individuals with a long history of substance abuse;Further use and implementation of prevention awareness organizations emphasizing community based learning, substance abuse, HIV, and gender based violence training;Youth education programs utilize professionals to work with local teachers to establish courses focused on drug awareness and addiction education.Counseling for orphans and vulnerable children that are affected by drug trafficking and cartels needs to address the effects of the loss of parental care, emotional, and psychological harm caused by or related to gangs and cartels Working in collaboration with Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) to organize post-secondary and university students to advocate for harm reduction measures and awareness in countries with significant cartel activity and substance abuse. Grassroots advocacy campaigns aim at influencing university and local policy to mitigate problems associated with substance abuse and trafficking;20% of the profit that is generated from farmers through the agricultural vocational infrastructure program will go to another program called Second Chance in order to:Fund rehabilitation centers and clinics to reduce drug use and promote overall healthiness of the region;Provide entry level jobs for as farmers to citizens who are partaking in the program to incentivise them to maintain their rehabilitation as well providing working opportunities;Slowly establish a nation that is self-sufficient and economically independent.7. Encourages nations to participate in state-sponsored advertising campaigns to implement social dialogue that incorporates rehabilitation efforts and trafficking awareness through the use of:Incorporates a regional and national social media campaign involving various social media platforms;Calls upon state-produced media networks to showcase these advertisements and businesses to participate in clean environment and offers advice on seeking help within the workplace;Encourages public school systems to adopt rehabilitation campaigns and trafficking awareness campaigns. 8. Recognizes the need for drug use combative measures that emphasize treatment and effective rehabilitative efforts over punitive measures for individual minor drug offenses by,Encouraging nations to commit more resources to said treatment and rehabilitative efforts and by partnering core nations with peripheral nations (where treatment before punishment may be harder to enforce) to allow for efficient allocation of resources to take long term efforts to lessen demand for drugs in the black market; Suggesting the implementation of publicly funded health care facilities to combat drug abuse, using funding from the world bank as mentioned in previous clauses;Promoting rehabilitation and recovery through publicly funded initiatives;Recognizing the importance of international aid, and qualifying these calls to action with the opportunity for reduced interest rates on World Bank and IMF loans specifically allocated to the advancement of public health.9. Emphasizes the need for a joint organizational body with representatives of both the UNODC and UNICEF to spur both and educational and physical movement against drug gangs and cartels, serving as an available resource for sovereign leaders to assist ongoing initiatives within member nationsThis movement would involve nations willing to lend resources to areas affected most by gangs and cartels as well as the actual nations that are most affected by cartels, The educational movement overseen by this task force would look to educate younger generations across the globe (most especially in areas such as Latin America and the golden triangle) on the overall negative effects of drug use as well as the harm that gangs and cartels impose upon society so as to ideally disincentivize said younger populations from becoming drug users or joining drug gangs and cartels in their operations,The physical movement carried out by this international task force in coordination with national militaries will involve a global allocation of resources to more strongly than ever before engage in operative efforts to directly limit cartel influence, especially in highly affected areas such as Latin America and the Golden Triangle region,C. Traffic and production10. Strongly recommends nations affected by drug trafficking to utilize databases Interpol has in existence to share intelligence reports based on border police and customs data to coordinate joint operations in airports and other border checkpointsCollaborate an international network of prompt data sharing between international institutions like the World Customs Organization, United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and Interpol as well as with local and regional police forces through a database;Use this international intelligence to carry out joint operations, similar to the ones effectively used in Central and West Africa throughout 2011;Focus on increasing intelligence sharing between Central America and Africa to block the “cocaine route” to Europe and other drug trading routes predominantly affecting developing nations.11. Strongly encourages the establishment of unions for small farms in developing countries tasked toCreate a support system for farmers especially vulnerable to blackmail and manipulation from gangs and cartels to grow drug cropsTrain local police through associated NGOs to properly respond to reported threats made against local farmers and neutralize the dangers posed against themCollaborate with existing UN measures supporting Initiatives such as Bad Land Renewal, Green Wall development and introduction of natural native drought resistant crops for food production.12. Requests nations consider legislative review with regard to their drug laws in order to lessen the demand for black market drug purchases thereby limiting the influence and/or effectiveness of gangs and cartels worldwide; Requests that nations consider opening safe injection/usage sites in order to ensure regulation of illicit drugs in order to prevent additional strain on hospital and medical systems;Emphasizes the importance of de-stigmatizing addiction in order to prevent further entryways to drug usage.Understanding that safe injection sites put less of a financial and resource strain on the healthcare system. Encourages member states with GDP per capita of over $10,000 to allocate approximately 0.0001% of their GDP towards mental health initiatives within their own borders;Understands that developing nations require greater funding to support the combat of the war on drugs, and incentivizes the reduction of criminal proceedings on non-opioid narcotic civilian possession and usage with lower interest loans from the IMF and World Bank.