GA-3: SOCHUM

Preventing Governments and Cooperations
From Keeping People in Debt Bondage

  The United Nations General Assembly Third Committee (also known as the Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee or SOCHUM) is one of six main committees at the General Assembly of the United Nations. It deals with human rightshumanitarian affairsand social matters.

The Third Committee meets every year in early October and aims to finish its work by the end of November. All 193 member states of the UN can attend.

   Debt bondage, also known as debt slavery or bonded labour, is the pledge of a person's services as security for the repayment for a debt or other obligation, where the terms of the repayment are not clearly or reasonably stated, and the person who is holding the debt and thus has some control over the laborer, does not intend to ever admit that the debt has been repaid.The services required to repay the debt may be undefined, and the services' duration may be undefined, thus allowing the person supposedly owed the debt to demand services indefinitely. Debt bondage can be passed on from generation to generation.

This committee is suitable for beginners.

Under-Secretary General: Zeynep Birol

zeynepbirol2002@gmail.com

President Chair: Sıla Deniz Sılaydın

sladslydn@gmail.com

Deputy Chair: Yağmur Özendi

yagmurozendi@gmail.com