Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee
The rights of migrant workers and members of their families.
Updating the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).
Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee or (SOCHUM) is a forum for the UN Member States to discuss social, humanitarian, and cultural issues, especially those related to human rights. The advancement of women’s rights, the protection of children, issues related to indigenous affairs, the treatment of refugees and economic migrants, the promotion of fundamental freedoms through the elimination of racism and racial discrimination, and the right to self- determination are just a few issues on its agenda. The Committee also addresses important social development questions, such as issues related to youth, persons with disabilities, criminal justice, and control over the international drug epidemic.