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.