Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee

This is a Mixed School Committee


President: Isabella Gallego

School: Colegio Colombo Británico

President: María Sofía Duque

School: Colegio Colombo Británico 




The Persecution of Linguistic Minorities

Topic 1

Non-state Armed Groups in the Kashmir Valley


Topic 2

Human Rights for Prisoners


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The General Assembly’s Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM) was established in 1945 as the third of six committees of the General Assembly.  At first, it only had 51 member nations; nowadays, there are 193 permanent participants. As the name suggests, SOCHUM’S purpose is to address the social and cultural outcomes of humanitarian crises.

The committee has been very influential since its inception. The first major project of SOCHUM was the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was an example of the shared value of human dignity to be found within the global community. This committee continues to lead world discussion on important topics and it has a high level of power in the international sphere.  

Throughout the years, SOCHUM has become one of the most important bodies in the UN, due to different national or international social aspects. This committee has a diverse agenda, but mainly focuses on social and humanitarian affairs that affect people all over the world. 
SOCHUM’s president changes each year as a new leader is elected by the present countries. 

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