The United Nations General Assembly Third Committee (SOCHUM)

The United Nations General Assembly Third Committee (SOCHUM) is one of six main committees at the General Assembly of the United Nations. It deals with human rights, humanitarian affairs and social matters.


Drug trafficking is a global illicit trade involving the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances which are subject to drug prohibition law.
These threats to health and well-being, as well as to
security, safety and sustainable development,
demand an urgent response.
The outcome document of the special session of the
General Assembly on the world drug problem held
in 2016 contains more than 100 recommendations
on promoting evidence-based prevention, care and
other measures to address both supply and demand.
We need to do more to advance this consensus,
increasing support to countries that need it most
and improving international cooperation and law
enforcement capacities to dismantle organized crimi-
nal groups and stop drug trafficking.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
(UNODC) continues to work closely with its
United Nations partners to assist countries in imple-
menting the recommendations contained in the
outcome document of the special session, in line
with the international drug control conventions,
human rights instruments and the 2030 Agenda for
Sustainable Development.

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