Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee
Topic 1: Inaccessibility of Information in Academia
Topic 2: Cultural Protection of Minorities
SOCHUM, also known as the Third Committee of the General Assembly, covers a wide variety of human rights concerned by the Sustainable Development Goals. This committee is known by many for its far reach and versatility in the challenges they tackle. The first topic, Inaccessibility of Information in Academia, delves into the complexity of information sharing in an era of wireless connectivity. Crucial research blocked by paywalls and astronomically priced textbooks raise important ethical questions behind the way academia has adapted to the age of global Internet. In regards to the second topic, Cultural Protection of Minorities, delegates will explore solutions to help protect and preserve minority cultures' heritages and status. Furthermore, they will need to navigate the complex realms of multiculturalism and diversity while addressing cultural appropriation and exploitation in a contemporary world.