Special Political and Decolonization Committee

Committee Description

Fourth Committee of the UN General Assembly

The Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) is a committee that deals with a variety of issues including but not limited to decolonization, peacekeeping, human rights, outer space, and atomic radiation.

When the fourth committee was first created, it was designed to regulate the trusteeship system, handle decolonization issues, and deal with other security issues that the first committee, wasn’t able to handle; however, after the dismantling of the trusteeship system, the committee merged with the Special Political committee to create what we now know as SPECPOL. Although SPECPOL’s resolutions aren’t binding, the committee still plays an influential role in the international sphere, as the opinions and views of the committees are always representative of a majority of countries.

SPECPOL is a beginner committee. Delegates of any skill level with interest may apply to this committee.

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Topics | Backgrounders

Topic A: Nationalism and Addressing the Independence Process

Topic B: Privatization of Space

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