Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM)

The Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM) is the third General Assembly of the United Nations, tasked with a broad mandate surrounding social, humanitarian and human rights issues from around the world. To delineate a general idea of the committee, some issues discussed within SOCHUM include but are not limited to: human rights, global literacy, women’s rights, children’s rights, the treatment of refugees and displaced persons, international drug control, crime prevention, and the elimination of racism and discrimination. SOCHUM also works closely with many other UN bodies in order to effectually address its mandated issues.

Topic One: Might of Latin American Drug Cartels

Topic Two: Poverty in South America

The background guide will be linked here by the end of January.

Chair: Rishi Tripathy

You can contact the chair at rishiraj.tripathy@duke.edu.