The General Assembly allocates to its Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee, commonly referred to as the “Third Committee”, its agenda items relating to a range of social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues that affect people all over the world. An important part of the work of the Committee focuses on the examination of human rights questions, including reports of the special procedures of the Human Rights Council which was established in 2006.
The Committee also discusses the 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, aging, people with disabilities, crime prevention, criminal justice and international drug control.
1. Measures to protect world heritage sites in conflict zones.
2. The protection of women’s rights in violent conflict zones.
Ioana DOSPINESCU and Catalina LOPEZ
SOCHUM Country Matrix
|Central African Republic|
|People's Republic of China|
|United States of America|