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Special Political and Decolonisation (SPECPOL)
Difficulty: Advanced and Intermediate

About the Committee

The Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) is the Fourth Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations. The committee was originally divided into two separate committees: the Decolonization Committee and the Special Political Committee. The committee has all 193 Member States, all with the objective of helping formerly colonized developing countries decrease their dependency on their former colonizers. The aim of the committee is to help more countries become independent, self-sufficient, and to rid them of their troubling history.

Topics

I. The Situation in Kashmir

II. Ensuring Transparent Elections in Post-Conflict Zones


About the Chairs

Vishal Chandanani

co-chair     vishalchandanani@gmail.com

I’ve been an avid MUN'ner for three years, and have attended 17 conferences and this is my second AUDMUN. I'm in the Senior Secondary section, Grade 11 and have pursued the Science Stream whilst my favourite subjects are mathematics and biology as well as a keen interest in Politics and International Relations.


Ahmad Ali Azari

chair     b00056650@aus.edu

Ahmed is a senior, majoring in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at the American University of Sharjah. He started his MUN career from high school and have participated in over 15 conferences with position ranging from delegate to chair to secretariat. Ahmed was also recently the head delegate of the 7 member team for the National Model United Nations in New York where they secured the Outstanding Delegation award for the second time in a row. Ahmed is also fond of self empowerment which he expressed during his Ted-X Talk titled "Losing your Vision doesn't mean Losing your Vision".


Prashasti Saxena

co-chair     prashasti01@gmail.com

Prashasti is a grade 12 high school student, born in India and brought up in UAE. She’s currently studying political science, economics and psychology and has keen interest in world affairs and debating and has a lot of experience with MUN conferences. Her MUN experience started in high school, in 2015 after which she has attended several national and international conferences, like FerMUN which was held in the UN Headquarters in Geneva. She has awarded a bronze medal from UNICEF for the “fight unfair global championship”, for her work towards social change and volunteering. She has worked towards many social causes and is motivated to do so more in the future. She believes that little changes in actions can lead to great changes gradually. Being somebody who greatly enjoys art and poetry, she feels that these forms of expressions allow people to express themselves in a very creative manner. She aspires to study law and international relations once done with high school.