Social, Humanitarian and 
Cultural Committee

This is a Mixed School Commission


President: Sara Zuluaga

School: Colegio Colombo Británico


President: Valentina Herrera 

School: Colegio Colombo Británico 

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Dear Delegates,

The Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM) was established in 1947; it is the third committee of the General Assembly and includes all 193 member states. The objectives of this committee focus on tackling social and humanitarian affairs, therefore, its goals include the protection of children, the promotion of the right to self-determination and the encouragement of fundamental freedoms. Furthermore, the third committee delegates some of these responsibilities to the sub-committee (UNHCR) in order to address social development issues related to family, youth, ageing, and people with disabilities, amongst others.


Delegates, we hope that you will take advantage of this year’s model in order to learn about the most pressing situations in today’s world. Moreover, we expect to see a high level of participation; consider making pertinent interventions and stating clear points regarding your country's position. Finally, we look forward to having you in our committee, and if you have any questions concerning the model, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 


Best regards,

Your presidents, Sara & Valentina


SOCHUM topics



Developing an international framework to address riots emerging from protests

Topic 1

The implications of prohibiting the wearing of religious symbols in Western Europe


Topic 2

Safeguarding indigenous territories to preserve cultural heritage

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