Social, Humanitarian, Cultural Committee

The Social, Humanitarian & Cultural committee (SOCHUM) is the third general assembly of the United Nations. This committee explores a broad range of international matters, with the goal of promoting fundamental freedoms and upholding human rights. In this session, delegates will discuss the rights of refugees and migrants, and the rise of political extremism. In the midst of one of the largest refugee crises the world has seen, delegates had to unpack the positive and negative impacts of asylum, migration, and illegal immigration, to find a way to balance the sovereignty of nations with the rights of refugees. Related, but notably distinct, delegates also tackled the rise of populism, nationalism, and xenophobia in governments across the world. To address this, they had to determine how to defend the rights of people harmed by political extremism, without interfering in other nations' politics. 

Staff Members

Rhea Murti
Rahul Kapur
Fawziyah Isah
Miriam Houghton
Crisis Analyst
Jasjeet Kaur
Crisis Analyst
Emily Ranta
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McMaster sits on the traditional territory shared between the Haudenosaunee confederacy and the Anishinabe nations, which was acknowledged in the Dish with One Spoon wampum belt. That wampum uses the symbolism of a dish to represent the territory, and one spoon to represent that the people are to share the resources of the land and only take what they need.


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