The Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, or the Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM), focuses on issues dealing with fundamental human rights in the international community. SOCHUM was founded in 1945 in reaction to the establishment of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. The Third Committee promotes and enforces basic freedoms and ideals meant to be enjoyed by the entire international community such as the right to life, the expression of cultures, the freedom of political participation, the protection of children’s rights, and the promotion of social development, among many others. SOCHUM derives its legitimacy from the original United Nations Charter and operates with the goal of designing peaceful settlements for issues within the large spectrum of social, humanitarian, and cultural complications in the international community. This body does so by initiating studies that encourage the proposal of recommendations for the promotion of international cooperation and fundamental freedoms for all.
- Combatting Cults and Related Human Rights Violations
By definition, the word ‘’cult’’ derives from the word ‘’cultis’’ and means – all that is involved in worship, ritual, religion, emotion, liturgy. Social scientists define cults as groups that deviate from cultural norms. Under and authoritarian structure most of the time the masses end up being exploited. As the member states you are now in charge of taking required measures and prevent people from being exploited and unstopping an upcoming Jonesville tragedy.