Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Committee

Among the six main organs in the United Nations General Assembly, the Third Committee (Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Committee/SOCHUM) was established in 1946 and is in charge of the global affairs ranging from social, humanitarian and criminal issues to human rights actions all over the world. Since its establishment, the committee has passed over sixty resolutions regarding issues such as promoting the protection of the children, the treatment of refugees, elimination of racism and racial discrimination, fundamental freedom, advancement of women, protection of children, indigenous rights, and humans' rights to self-determination.

Unlike other General Assembly committees in the United Nations, SOCHUM works closely with other UN and non-UN bodies, either governmental or non-governmental. Also SOCHUM as a UNGA (United Nations General Assembly) may request reports on specific topics from other UN agencies, such as the Human Rights Council. SOCHUM is strongly dedicated to the protection of human rights and humanitarian aids. Recently, as humanitarian issues and extreme cases start to come into prominence and catch the public's attention, what SOCHUM can do to safeguard human rights has become one of the top-priority issues amongst the international community. As the Academic Team of CALMUN 2017, we recommend this committee to beginner to intermediate delegates.

Agenda Item 1:
Eliminating All Forms of Discrimination and Promoting Tolerance and Cooperation between Eastern and Western Countries
Agenda Item 2:
Refugee Crisis in Europe

Responsible Under-Secretary-General : Arda Ulaş Mutlu

Committee Director : Görkem Cudal:

Committee Director : Beren Güler:


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