The Georgia Tech Model United Nations Conference

13-14 October 2014

One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one. Agatha Christie

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General Assembly Third Committee on Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Matters


  • Andy Hull
  • Kathryn Aubuchon


  1. The Rights of the Child
  2. HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa
  3. Racism and Technology


Committee Overview

The United Nations Social and Humanitarian Committee primarily focus on “promotion of sustained economic growth and sustainable development” across the globe. In addition, GA Third seeks “international peace and security and the promotion of humanity rights”. The primary duties of the committee are: to educate the world, advance the rights of women, and protect the rights of children around the world. The committee is involved in the role of the United Nations in promoting development in the context of globalization and interdependence. It addresses social development addressing issues related to youth, ageing, disability and family. They also look into agricultural development and food security for the world and also look into the development of Africa and advance education for all. Lastly, GA Third Committee consists of all members of the Members of the United Nations. Each member of the General Assembly will only have one vote, and a two-thirds majority shall make decisions on important issues. A Member of the United Nations which is in arrears in the payment of its financial contributions to the Organization shall have no vote in the General Assembly if the amount of its arrears equals or exceeds the amount of the contributions due from it for the preceding two full years. The General Assembly may, nevertheless, permit such a Member to vote if it is satisfied that the failure to pay is due to conditions beyond the control of the Member.