The World Health Organization works to direct and coordinate authority on international health within the United Nations’ system Its main objective as "the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health", dealing with issues regarding health systems, noncommunicable diseases and the promotion of health.
Universal Healthcare Coverage: Ensuring Health For All
Lack of access to healthcare has been linked to numerous major issues and factors, such as the global financial crisis and poor economic condition, mainly caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Launched in 2018, Universal Health Coverage acts as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and a key contributor to the advancement of healthcare services. Championing access to healthcare is a must, as welfare is a fundamental human right. But lamentably, not everyone is ready for it.
Eradication of Modern Day Slavery: Uncovering the Overlooked Repression
Modern slavery refers to situations of exploitation where a person cannot refuse to do an action or leave a place due to threats, violence, coercion, deception, and/or abuse of power that continues to occur in the 21st century. There had been many discussions and attempts to abolish modern-day slavery on the global scene. These includes officially prohibiting all forms of slavery in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights article 4 as well as calling for effective measures to end modern slavery in the Sustainable Development Goals target 8.7. Despite the many trials, however, slavery remains to exist in the present-day society.
The third committee of the UN General Assembly, the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural committee (or SOCHUM) deals with a wide variety of issues ranging from socio-cultural, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues that affect people all over the world. SOCHUM is mandated to study social, humanitarian and cultural issues, foster cooperation, and recommend standards to member states.