SOCHUM: Third Committee, Social, Humanitarian, & Cultural

Welcome to the Third Committee of the General Assembly at SCMUN 2019!

Background Guide Coming Soon.

The Third Committee of the General Assembly, the Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM) focuses on issues of fundamental human rights and the violation of these rights. The international community is able to come together in a forum under SOCHUM and discuss these issues while exploring and investigating them thoroughly to find the best solutions.

The committee considers the local and international community while also calling upon special rapporteurs, independent experts and chairs of working groups as mandated by the Human Rights Council. The resolutions passed in SOCHUM are not binding and are simply recommendations for member states to adjust and specify.

The aim of this committee is to promote and enforce basic freedoms and ideals meant to be enjoyed by the entire international community such as the right to life, the expression of cultures, the freedom of political participation, the protection of children’s rights, and the promotion of social development, among many others.