SPECPOL

The Fourth Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations, known as the Special Political and Decolonization Committee, is the central forum of the United Nations General Assembly which evaluates the problems relevant to a diverse set of political issues. The Fourth Committee deals with current political issues and emerging issues that can have a global impact. Additionally, this committee struggles with such topics as decolonization, far-right/far-left policies, Palestinian refugees, the situation in Tunisia, UN peacekeeping, and human rights. This committee is authorized to provide maintain control over problems in the middle east, peace in both Europe and the world. Furthermore, this committee was created in order of combination of the Decolonization Committee and the Special Political Committee. These two committees were merged in 1990 when the United Nations established 1990-2000 as the “International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism.”

AGENDA ITEMS

I. Addressing the issue of misuse of UN Peacekeeping operations, with special emphasis on sexual abuse in the missions.

II. The political crisis situation in Tunisia

III. Tackling the issue of extremism caused by far-right policies and the threat of democratic backsliding.

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