Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Committee (SOCHUM)

Maria Juliana Quintero

Dear faculty advisors, sponsors, delegates, ladies, and gentlemen:
“To deny people their human rights is to challenge humanity.” -Nelson Mandela.
My name is Maria Juliana Quintero and it’s a pleasure for me to be presiding along my co-president Juan Pablo Salcedo the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, SOCHUM, during this version of BIMUN. The Social, Cultural and Humanitarian committee is fundamental to guarantee the Human Rights are being used as the main weapon to keep the world in peace, regardless cultural and social matters and as well respecting always sovereignty for all countries. A model united nations is always an opportunity to learn more about current issues affecting worldwide and prepare ourselves to be the future leaders of the world, and this is why we are expecting all of our delegates to deeply prepare in each topic in order to achieve together viable resolutions that will represent a fruitful result to the different ideas of all of the delegations we’re going to have in this honorable committee.
Dedication, commitment and preparation are the key to achieve success, and this is why we invite all of you to start researching and preparing as soon as possible so that we will have a fluent debate where everyone will respectfully show off their positions and be able to find the most convenient solution to the conflicts presented for their delegation’s interests, not disregarding the United Nations main goals and focusing always in making this a better world at any cost. Please feel free to contact us if you have any doubt or suggestion about the model, the committee or topics at the email sochum.bimunxvii@gmail.com so president Salcedo and I will be happy to listen about it and help you in everything we can. Welcome everyone to BIMUN XVII, peace in progress.
Expecting your best,
Maria Juliana Quintero

Juan Pablo Salcedo

Dear faculty advisors, sponsors, delegates, ladies, and gentlemen:
“Strength does not come from physical capacity; it comes from an indomitable will” – Mahatma Gandhi.
My name is Juan Pablo Salcedo, and it’s a privilege to welcome you to the seventeenth session of BIMUN and to to the Third Committee of the United Nations: The Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM). I’m really excited to be presiding this honorable committee alongside my Co-president Maria Juliana Quintero. Both of us expect an incredible preparation, disposition and commitment from you, in order to achieve our goals and make this Model of the United Nations the best one. This will be your best opportunity to demonstrate your capacities, learn and teach others the right path to solve problems, that we can achieve what we propose to ourselves and that everything it’s possible.
In this committee we await you to show off your best and try to solve world issues with intelligence and strong hand, with the truth and justice on your side. We truly hope that all delegations that will be present in this committee, will debate and defend their position in the best way, looking forward to solve a problematic, guarantee a stable world and the best for the international community. Remember the goal of the United Nations and stick to it throughout the debates, and take the initiative to make our society a better one for you and for all.
If you have any questions our doubts about the committee or the topics, don’t hesitate and feel free to contact us at sochum.bimunxvii@gmail.com. We will answer any of your concerns.
Juan Pablo Salcedo


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Topic #1

Cases of sexual abuse by members of the Catholic Church

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Topic #2

The use of torture or other forms of ill-treatment in the name of counterterrorism measures and cases of abuse of power by governments

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Topic #3

LGBTQ+ rights and what is each government doing to either protect or violate them.

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