Novice Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM)


Novice Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM)

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Chair: Aileen Nguyen


1. Protection of International Journalists

2. Preservation of Human Rights in Terrorist Threats to National Security

Letter from the Chair

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to the United Nations Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee BruinMUN 2018!  My name is Aileen Nguyen and I am honored to serve as your chair during this committee. I look forward to meeting all soon as well as hearing your debate to some very interesting and important topics. To introduce myself a bit, I am a third-year UCLA student pursuing a degree in Economics and Global Studies with a minor in Neuroscience.  I grew up in Orange County and my involvements with MUN at UCLA have been staffing both of our conferences. Last year, I also had the chance to chair BruinMUN 2017 and our college conference.  I have been doing MUN since my junior year of high school.  My Model United Nations involvement actually started with BruinMUN 2014 and I’m so happy it has come full circle to me chairing at this conference.  Outside of MUN, I’m involved in my sorority, the Daily Bruin, UCLA Homecoming, and UCLA Farmer’s Market.

I am very excited to be chairing this committee and can’t wait to see the debate that is in store for the future.  MUN has had such a great impact on me as it has allowed me to gain my confidence in public speaking, as well as making me more aware of the world I live in.  It has allowed me to open my eyes to problems that I didn’t know existed at all.  It has let me realize that problems, no matter how far away, have an impact on everyone.  Our world is so interconnected, that it is only natural for all of our problems to affect one another.  This is why it is so imperative we talk about these problems, as well as find ways to solve them.

I am especially excited for this committee as it is a committee that has the ability to affect so much change. The issues that this body discusses are relevant to all countries across the globe, both developed and developing.  While often being known as being a broad committee, hopefully we will be able to narrow down our debate and find viable solutions to these problems.  These are problems that affect all of us, whether it be directly or indirectly. As you prepare for committee, I encourage you to add a new perspective to the problems we will be talking about.  While it may be easier to just reiterate what has been said before, it will be much more enjoyable and worthwhile for you to take these problems to heart, and really find a new way to look at them.

If you have any questions regarding the committee, the conference, or UCLA in general, please feel free to contact me. I wish you the best in your preparation for this committee and, I look forward to meeting you all soon!


Aileen Nguyen | Chair