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Preservation of the Indigenous Culture and People
Strengthening Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Aid

About this Committee

The Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM) is the third committee of the United Nations General Assembly. Formed in 1945 in response to the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, SOCHUM’s purpose is to uphold the basic rights of human beings internationally. Specifically, the committee addresses issues of children’s safety, elimination of racial discrimination, treatment of refugees, and rights to self-determination, family, people with disabilities, and crime prevention. The goal of the committee is to settle these social, humanitarian, and cultural issues in a peaceful manner, while upholding the values of the UN. SOCHUM encourages diplomacy and basic human freedoms for all people.

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Nini Dang
Standard Chair
Angelina Contreras
Vice Chair
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