Third Committee on Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Issues
President: Anael Oliveros Aguilar
Chair: Dereck Zayd Ibarra Martínez, Yamir Bandala González, Ángel Uriel Vega Salinas, José Gerardo Castellanos Herrera e Iris Giselle Balderas Arreola
Topic A) Strategies to cope with the various social constraints that people with disabilities face in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean
Topic B) Strategies to approach the current sanitary and humanitarian crisis in the region of Cuba with emphasis on the acquisition of the citizen’s basic human needs
Background and powers of the committee
From the time of its foundation in 1945, the Third Committee on Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Issues focuses on designing peaceful, practical and efficient solutions encapsulated in philanthropic, humanities and communal matters all around the world. Moreover, it pursues the protection and promotion of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was its main purpose at the time of being founded by the General Assembly as one of its six subcommittees. Among the Third Committee accomplishments it can be found actions that go from the eradication of racism, social development, protection of children, indigenous people and refugees to crime prevention strategies and drug control. In order to achieve its aim, the committee continually encourages collaboration with other organizations and bodies of the United Nations, such as UN Women, UNICEF and UNESCO; through such, it has been the source of quite relevant documents that contributes to the resolution of the predicament in question, for instance, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Third Committee on Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Issues is a quite comprehensive United Nations entity, due to all the affairs where this committee can be involved. The Third Committee includes in its agenda discussions to meet challenges that concern social development, humanitarian actions, and cultural matters. All of the above can be done using the Third Committee faculties:.
Collaborating with other United Nation bodies and a variety of Civil Society Organizations to assist in the citizen's well-being;
Implementation of a range of programs, policies, and events needed to promote the importance of human rights;
Encourage the Member States through discussions and negotiations to cooperate on social development;
Initiation of studies in order to retrieve favourable data for the Member States to have a clearer vision on the humanitarian and social needs.