General Assembly Third Committee
Social, Humanitarian & Cultural
71 years ago, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was established, aiming to give many freedoms to each and every human being, along with giving fundamental human rights for all. Since then, many of these human rights have been violated, many people have been denied their rights, and the world has encountered an outrageous number of humanitarian crises. This is why the Third Committee, being one of the main six branches at the General Assembly, directs its efforts to solving matters regarding humanitarian affairs and human rights issues, in addition to a variety of social and cultural issues.
MUN plays a major role in raising awareness about various issues that our world faces, as well as emphasizing the moral obligation and responsibility for the youth to contribute to those issues and strive to find efficient solutions to such issues. Hence, we have chosen three interesting and controversial topics that are of utmost importance and relevance.
For this year at HIAMUN ‘20, the Third Committee will be targeting the issue of extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, which is a rising issue that violates many human rights and exists in many nations throughout the world. Next the committee will put the question of the use of mercenaries and their compliance with human rights, in addition to the question of freedom of expression on the internet up for debate.
I , alongside my exceptional chair Malak Kamal hope to witness heated and productive debates in which delegates would express their creative ideas, build on constructive resolutions, and debate them effectively. We hope that you seize this opportunity and take the most out of it to develop in all the different ways.
Youssof Alwardany, President of the General Assembly Third Committee
Addressing the issue of extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions
The question of the use of mercenaries and their compliance with human rights
The question of freedom of expression on the internet