SPECPOL deals with a variety of subjects which include 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
Matthew Auguste ('19), Chair
Matthew is a member of the class of 2019 at Boston University Academy. He is a part of the science team and the BUA advanced chorus. In his free time, he enjoys singing, as he is a member of the Boston Children’s Chorus and the BUA chorus. He also enjoys reading, and having fun. He is not a fan of people that don't enjoy music and boring situations. He is looking forward to this upcoming conference and hopes that everyone will have a great time.