The Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Issues, the Third Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations, has agenda items relating to a range of social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues that affect people all over the world. SOCHUM is tasked with discussing topics such as the advancement of women, the protection of children, indigenous issues and treatment of refugees among others. The committee also addresses important social development issues such as crime prevention, criminal justice and international drug control.
I am excited to welcome you to the second iteration of the Ivy League Model United Nation Conference in Vietnam! My name is Julia Sachs and I will be the Chair for the Social, Humanitarian and Social Issues Committee (SOCHUM). The secretariat has been working tirelessly to make ILMUNC Vietnam an incredible conference, and I am looking forward to meeting you in a weekend of fruitful and exciting debate.
To introduce myself, I am a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania studying Marketing and Business Analytics at the Wharton School and minoring in Latin American and Latino Studies. I was born and raised in Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil. I participated in MUN conferences all throughout high school, and those experiences completely shaped the way I see and understand current global issues. I have been involved in the International Affairs Association at Penn since my freshman year, and now I serve as Business Director for ILMUNC Philadelphia and also Chief Financial Officer for ILMUNC Vietnam. In my spare time, I love tap dancing, photographing and traveling around the world!
SOCHUM is a special committee to me (it was my very first one as a delegate!) and I cannot wait to see you come up with innovative solutions to two pressing, thought provoking issues: global self-sufficiency and integration of refugees in society. I truly believe ILMUNC will be an incredible opportunity to not only learn and engage in stimulating discussions, but also share incredible experiences with delegates and chairs.
I am very excited to meet you, and please reach out if you have any questions or thoughts (or just want to say hi!)