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Third Committee of the GA (SOCHUM) (2017)

The Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM) is the third committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations, tasked with a broad mandate surrounding social, humanitarian and human rights issues from around the world. To delineate a general idea of the committee, some issues discussed within SOCHUM include but are not limited to: human rights, global literacy, women’s rights, children’s rights, the treatment of refugees and displaced persons, international drug control, crime prevention, and the elimination of racism and discrimination. SOCHUM also works closely with many other UN bodies in order to effectually address its mandated issues.

As this committee is designed for both beginners and experienced delegates alike, delegates of all abilities are welcome.

Position papers are required.



1. Preserving cultural heritage in indigenous societies
2. The question of Governmental interference in the free press


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