Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee
The Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee focuses on the examination of human rights questions, the advancement of women, the treatment of refugees, the promotion of fundamental freedoms through the elimination of racism and discrimination, and the promotion of the right to self-determination.
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Each delegate must submit a position paper in order to be eligible for a committee award. Minimum 1 single-spaced typed page per topic (3 pages minimum for the 3 topics). The papers must be in Times New Roman, size 12 font, and delegates must cite sources.
Each position paper must include a brief background on the topic, the political position (on the issue) of the country that the delegate is representing, and any proposed solutions the country has to solve or alleviate the situation.
Tip: even if you cannot directly find your country's position on a certain issue, you can infer one based on your government's past actions or positions on issues relating to the one at hand. Be resourceful with the internet - there's a lot out there that you can find if you look hard enough.
Click here for an example position paper.
Chair - Devon Preston
Devon is a sophomore majoring in Political Science with a double minor in English and Spanish. This is only his second year to be involved with Model United Nations and he has already chaired at the Southern Regional Model United Nations conference. Devon is very passionate about MUN and helping new and experienced delegates alike to better their abilities and further their interests in the world of MUN.
Co-Chair - Brittani Talbert
I am a junior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. Itís her third year with Model United Nations. I love MUN, I really think itís important that we understand the world around us and that everything we do affects everyone.