United Nations General Assembly Third Committee
(Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee)
The General Assembly allocates to the Third Committee, agenda items relating to a range of social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues that affect people all over the world.
An important part of the work of the Committee focuses on the examination of human rights questions, including reports of the special procedures of the Human Rights Council which wasestablished in 2006.
The Committee also discusses questions relating to the advancement of women, the protection of children, indigenous issues, the treatment of refugees, the promotion of fundamental freedoms through the elimination of racism and racial discrimination, and the right to self- determination. The Committee also addresses important social development questions such as issues related to youth, family, ageing, persons with disabilities, crime prevention, criminal justice, and international drug control.