Dear delegates,

My name is Salvador Kamell Mattar, and it is my pleasure to welcome you all to the 15th edition of AISMUN. I believe that participating in this event can bring forth wonderful opportunities for one as a student, so it should be enjoyed to the fullest.

It is an honor for me to preside over the SOCHUM committee and to be an intricate part of your development as great and intellectual delegates. We have extremely high expectations for your performance, due to the fact the topics at hand are some that are really capable of generating a fruitful debate amongst all of you. We hope that your extensive preparation will reflect an excellent performance and an even greater experience for your lifetime.

Sincerely,

Kamell Mattar- smattar@altamira.edu.co

President, SOCHUM

Altamira International School Model United Nations


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TOPICS

TOPIC A: Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

TOPICB: Combating Political Corruption in Developing Nations


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about the committee

The Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM), also known as the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, considers a variety of important issues ranging from social or humanitarian affairs to defending and validation human rights of people all around the world, regardless of their identity. It was established after the development of the Universal Declaration of human rights in 1948.  An important part of the Committee’s work focuses on the examination of Human Rights questions, including reports of the special procedures of the newly established Human Rights Council. Over the years, SOCHUM has been in charge of discussing, evaluating and debating topics related to the advancement of women, the protection of children, indigenous issues, refugees, promotion of fundamental freedoms through the elimination of racism and discrimination, as well as the protection of endangered groups or minorities.

Unlike other General Assembly committees, this committee works closely with other UN and non-UN bodies, as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations to promote the protection of human rights while evaluating the social, human and cultural affairs in the committee. As a GA committee, SOCHUM, in which all Member States have equal representation and vote, does not have the authorization to make a legally binding decision. Nevertheless, it has played an important role since its establishment in the protection and promotion of human rights.