THIRD COMMITTEE: SOCIAL, HUMANITARIAN, AND CULTURAL (SOCHUM)
CHAIR: JINIA SARKAR
CHAIR: ABBEY NICHOLS
approximate committee size: 300 (double delegation)
The Social, Humanitarian & Cultural committee (SOCHUM) is the Third Committee of the General Assembly. In terms of the United Nations, the Third Committee is utilized for discussions on social concerns, humanitarian affairs, and human rights issues that currently impact people all over the world. SOCHUM constantly collaborates with other bodies within the UN to address the myriad of issues that fall within its jurisdiction. Delegates must find a balance between prioritizing the interests that pertain to the individual country that they will be representing, versus the concerns of the committee––and world––as a whole.
Women & Children in the International Drug Trade
Background guide coming soon
NAIMUN strives to provide every delegate with a well-rounded, educational, and enjoyable experience. The learning objectives for SOCHUM are as follows. Delegates will:
Tackle important questions relating to the humanitarian problem of international drug trade
Understand that desertification has social, humanitarian and cultural implications across the globe
Gain a better understanding of the difference between the public and private sector in terms of humanitarian work
About the Chairs
Abbey Nichols is a member of the School of Foreign Service, Class of 2020. She is majoring in International Political Economy with a minor in French and a certificate in Diplomatic Studies. Abbey hails from the snowy winterlands of Minnesota and is loving every second of being in D.C., especially all the ice cream shops. She served as the Executive Director of NAIMUN LVI and was the Director of Business for NAIMUN LV. She is also co-chairing the UN Conference on Water at NCSC, NAIMUN’s sister college conference. On Georgetown’s campus, she also runs a political podcast called Fly on the Wall. Abbey is so excited to welcome all of you to SOCHUM for her fourth and last NAIMUN!
Jinia Sarkar is a rising senior majoring in Human Science in the School of Nursing and Health Studies. She has participated in Model UN since she was a freshman in a high school near Baltimore, Maryland, developing her interest in the role of biology in current international affairs. Aside from Model United Nations, Jinia can be found tutoring local high schoolers in math and science, exploring D.C., or participating in a South Asian dance showcase. She can’t wait for NAIMUN LVII this February!