Social, Cultural and humanitarian committee


topic: Tackling child, early, and forced marriage


Please note: this committee is reserved for high school (lycée) students only.


The Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Committee (SOCHUM) is the third committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations. It is tasked with a broad mandate surrounding social, humanitarian, and human rights issues from around the world. Issues discussed within SOCHUM include, but are not limited to: human rights, global literacy, women’s rights, children’s rights, the treatment of refugees and displaced persons, international drug control, crime prevention, and the elimination of racism and discrimination. SOCHUM also works closely with many other UN bodies in order to effectively address its mandated issues.


Chair: perrine debreu

Perrine is a 3rd year student coming from Sciences Po Lille in France, and doing a dual degree in Politics and International Relations with the University of Kent. 


Her experience began 3 years ago thanks to Sciences Po Lille and her selection to the Harvard National MUN conference. She has since taken part in the Oxford International and London International MUNs with Team Kent. Having chaired at the Middle East MUN conference at the UN in Geneva as well as at Canterbury International MUN, she also organised the first FemiMUN at Sciences Po Lille in October last year. In addition to chairing at MUNFrance, she is also the Secretary General of this year's edition of Canterbury International MUN, to be held in March at the University of Kent (you’re all invited!). 


Aside from politics, she loves running, swimming, traveling and running again. 

She is truly excited to chair this committee and really looks forward to seeing you all at Sciences Po Lille in March.

SOCUM Study Guide
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