Social, Humanitarian and Cultural

Committee Strength :- 100 (Double Delegations allowed)

The General Assembly allocates to the Third Committee, agenda items relating to a range of social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues that affect people all over the world.

The Committee discusses questions relating to human rights, 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.

AGENDA

Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

All human beings are born equal and, as common sense dictates, are entitled to the same facilities, irrespective of their skin colour, caste, creed, social status or gender as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

However, despite the efforts of both UNESCO and ECOSOC, human fallacies like racial discrimination and xenophobia continue to segregate millions of people across the world, leading to unnecessary differential treatment. Some instances in history are the ancient slave trade in Greece, Hitler’s policy on Jews (anti-Semitism, the Holocaust), the period of apartheid in South Africa. In the latter case, this issue showed its potential to turn truly ugly, but it was slowly mowed down by a unanimous effort by the world community.

Dear delegates, this signifies hope that we can eliminate this appalling problem all-together to create a world of peace and equality. Please work together to find the best solution to these issues for the betterment of the whole world. We are counting on you.

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