Agenda Item: Addressing the social dynamics and policies led by world population*
Under Secretary General: Mümtaz Ahmetoğlu
The Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Committee (SOCHUM), being the third General Assembly Committee of the United Nations, is tasked with discussing and working on agenda items related to a range of social, humanitarian affairs, and human rights issues that affect people all over the world.
Rapid population growth causes insufficient resources, a slowdown in development rates, and an increase in economic and social problems in developing countries. Developed countries, on the other hand, are concerned that this increase may disrupt the socio-economic balance and stability of the world. According to UN data, it is predicted that the total population of those in the "low-income country" category will double compared to today. To maintain the balance of the world, delegates will be debating the issues from all aspects, including reasons and results such as migrations, unemployment, raw material shortages, etc. Consequently, population dynamics play a powerful role in the development and future of countries and must therefore be factored into planning and policy decisions. What kind of policies should be carried out, and what are the precautions that should be taken? Just as it was stated in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 2022 message: “People are the solution, not the problem!”