Being the fourth committee of the UN General Assembly, the initial intention of the Special, Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) was to assist the first committee, Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC), in essential situations and fulfill the duties which couldn’t be covered up by the Disarmament Committee. After the reforms within the charter of the Political Committee, SPECPOL started to discuss explicit issues regarding the political matters and the promotion of sustainable peace among the member states. Currently, the Political Committee aims to tackle major problems and concerns including decolonization, peacekeeping operations, self-determination matters and race in outer space along with mine actions and the University for Peace.
I. Evaluating the status of non-recognized territories and authorities, while also assessing the situation in the autonomies within the international community
II. Taking measures to ensure unhindered democracy in Northeast Europe