Chair: Vandana Macha
Secretary: Opal Khotsombath
SOCHUM was established in 1948 after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948. The Third Committee focuses largely on questions regarding human rights and human rights violations as well as a number of social and humanitarian issues. More specifically, SOCHUM covers a large expanse of issues, making it a very versatile committee. SH 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. The Committee 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.
1. Influences on Violence against Women
2. Preventing the Spread of Human Trafficking