SPECPOL deals with a variety of subjects, including those related to decolonization, Palestinian refugees and human rights, peacekeeping, mine action, outer space, public information, atomic radiation, and University for Peace.
In 1990, the United Nations declared the following decade to be the International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism. This was followed by the establishment of SPECPOL in 1993, combining the Decolonization Committee and the Special Political Committee. This expanded the scope of the committee to include matters of sovereignty, self-determination, and trans-national regulation.
Meet the Dias
Sudarshan Ramanan is a sophomore at Boston University Academy, and this will be his second year of involvement with BUAMUN. Last year he was a vice chair for Joint Crisis Committee in which the Crimean Conflict was discussed. He looks forward to moderating important discussions in SPECPOL. Outside of MUN, he plays tennis for BUA's varsity team and is a member of the Student Council. In his free time, he enjoys playing violin and discussing politics.
Kourosh Ghaffari is a senior at Boston University Academy, and this will be his second year of involvement with BUAMUN. Last year he was a crisis staffer and he is excited to Vice-Chair in his final year at BUA. Outside of MUN, he is the captain of the soccer team. In his free time, he enjoys spending time friends and family as well as playing soccer, basketball and frisbee.