Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Committee (SOCHUM) is one of the six main committees of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). It aims to protect human rights and put into practice the fundamental rights of people all around the world. SOCHUM has collaborative and cooperative work with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC).
SOCHUM discusses issues regarding human rights and social humanitarian affairs along with examining reports of the councils and committees related. The Committee also addresses the protection of children, the advancement of women, the treatment of refugees, displaced populations and indigenous problems, protection of fundamental freedoms through racism and racial discrimination and the right to self-determination. In addition to these topics, SOCHUM focuses questions regarding social developments as, family, youth, international drug control, crime prevention and criminal justice.
- Assistance to survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda; particularly orphan,widows,victims, of sexual violence
- The situation of the Afghan people; providing them security and peace
- The issue of starvation situation of the the children in Yemen Civil War