Topic 1 :
Addressing Global Population Control and Maternal Rights
Topic 2 :
Addressing the Presence of Extremism and Racism in Social Media
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights…”
— Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly is the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM). It focuses on issues dealing with fundamental human rights in the international community. Founded in 1945 following the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is allocated with the agenda items relating to a range of social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues that affect people all over the world.
The Committee discusses questions relating to the advancement of women, the protection of children, indigenous issues, the treatment of refugees, the promotion of fundamental freedoms through the elimination of racism and racial discrimination and the right to self-determination. It also addresses important social development questions such as issues related to youth, family, ageing, persons with disabilities, crime prevention, criminal justice and international drug control.