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Issues on the agenda:
- Increasing the economic development of indigenous
- Enhancing the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals in Africa
Social Humanitarian and Cultural Issues Committee (SOCHUM) is one of the main bodies of the General Assembly, established in 1947. The committee follows the rules of the General Assembly, which is indicated in the Charter of the United Nations. The membership of the SOCHUM includes all 193 member states.The General Assembly allocates to Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Issues Committee (SOCHUM), agenda items relating to a range of social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues that affect people all over the world.
The Committee also discusses questions relating to 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, ageing, persons with disabilities, crime prevention, criminal justice, and international drug control.