3rd Committee:  Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM)

The Third Committee deals with items relating to a range of social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues that affect people all over the world. It focuses on the examination of human rights questions, including reports of the special procedures of the Human Rights Council established in 2006.

The Committee also 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.

ISSUE 301 - Measures to improve the Rights of Juvenile Prisoners.

Chair: Eydna Joensen

ISSUE 302 - Measures to better regulate travel bans between countries.

Chair: Patrick B. Rinde


Your Chairs

first chair - Eydna Joensen

Hello there! My name is Eydna and I will be one of your chairs for SOCHUM this season. I am originally from the Faroe Islands and moved here to Norway in 2012. I became a member of MUN nearly the first day of school here at Nesbru, and since then, my love for international politics has only grown larger. Now, I am in my last year of IB and participating in probably my last MUN conference, SANMUN 2017. My first conference was SANMUN 2016 where I represented France, which then lead me on to represent Latvia in THIMUN 2017. Outside of school and debating, I like spending my time with my friends and in the outdoors. Through MUN, I have met many new people and many fantastic memories, and as my position as a chair this year, I hope for many more to come.

I will be chairing the debates about my chosen topic, The Rights of Juvenile Prisoners in this committee. I am very much looking forward to collaborate with you all, and seeing many fruitful debates!

second chair -                     Patrick RInde

My name is Patrick Benjamin Rinde. I am honored to chair in MUN in The United Nations Social, cultural, and humanitarian committee. When I first started high school I was worried that I only had time for school, however trough CAS (Creativity, Activity, and Service) in the IB programme I discovered the MUN. Since then I have taken part in several MUN conferences, including SANMUN 2016 where I also chaired.

I am looking forward to seeing engaged delegates, which partake in a collaborative process to achieve good resolutions to important and difficult world issues. I am also looking forward to an interesting, entertaining and resolving debate