GA-4: Special Political and Decolonization Committee

The Special, Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) is one of the six main committees of the United Nations General Assembly. Originally the Fourth Committee was established with the aim of adjusting the trusteeship system and managing issues regarding decolonization and security. However, after the dismantlement of the trusteeship system, the Fourth Committee has merged with the Special Political Committee, resulting in the creation of SPECPOL. SPECPOL deals with wide range of issues on the matters of decolonization, situation of the Palestinian refugees, atomic radiation, mine action, peacekeeping, public information, human rights and University for Peace. As the Fourth Committee, SPECPOL is not authorized to make a legally binding decision. The intention of the committee is to seek solutions for countries to overcome the conflicts from their histories and create an international platform where all Member States are economically, socially and culturally independent.

During KALMUN 2019, the delegates of the Fourth Committee will be discussing upon the topics concerning the Sunni-Shi’a tension in the Middle East, the political unrest in the Chinese autonomous region Xinjiang and the political representation of minorities in government bodies.

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