Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM)

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Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM)

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Chair: Andrea Grigsby

Topics: 

1. Protection of Children in Humanitarian Crises

2. Rights of Religious Minorities

Letter from the Chair

Dear Delegates,
Welcome to the United Nations Social and Humanitarian Committee at BruinMUN 2018! My name is Andrea Grigsby and I am honored to serve as your chair during this conference. I look forward to meeting you all, and hearing you debate some intriguing and impactful topics.

To briefly introduce myself, I’ve lived my whole life in Taipei, Taiwan, where I attended a British International school. It was there that my love for MUN began, and I had the chance to participate in several THIMUN conferences around Asia. Now, I am a second-year pursuing a double major in Neuroscience and History, a subject in which I have always had a deep interest. So far, my participation
of MUN at UCLA has included the staffing of 2 conferences: LAMUN and BruinMUN 2017, where I was a dais member in ECOSOC, and I wish to only increase this number over the next couple of years.

I am thrilled to be chairing this committee and am eager to see the debate that is in store. MUN has undoubtedly shaped me into the person I am today - not only have I been able to gain confidence and hone my public speaking skills, I have become more aware of the issues that plague the world in which we live. I sincerely hope you are able to gain the same out of this conference, and enjoy the committee as much as I did setting it up! I am especially excited for this committee as we will be discussing topics that are often overlooked, which in no way reflects their importance. In fact, the topics we will be discussing in this committee is more relevant to the current global situation than ever. The protection and rights of frequently underrepresented groups rest in your hands, and your actions will significantly affect their future in today’s world.

If you have any questions regarding the committee, the conference or UCLA in general, please do not hesitate to contact me. Good luck for your preparations and research; I look forward to meeting you all soon!

Sincerely,
Andrea Grigsby | Chair

Email: sochum@bruinmun.org