The Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Committee (SOCHUM) is the third committee of the United Nations General Assembly, established in 1948, after the development of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Committee 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.