Special Political and Decolonisation Committee (SPECPOL) – Intermediate Committee
SPECPOL, also known as the UN General Assembly Fourth Committee, engages with a variety of topics covering decolonisation, peacekeeping and other political issues not directly addressed by the mandates of other UN General Assembly committees. In recent years, SPECPOL has discussed the Israel-Palestine conflict, peacekeeping in Africa and the maintenance of peace in outer space.
Topic 1: The Question of the Kurdish People
Topic 2: Weaponisation of Nuclear Waste
Your SPECPOL Chairs
Sören Wehrheim is 23 years old and grew up in the city of Oldenburg in Northern Germany. He currently studies computer science at the University of Paderborn. At OxIMUN 2018, he will be serving as Director of the Special Political and Decolonisation Committee.
Sören has a strong interest in politics and international relations and spends a lot of time travelling. His first contact with Model UN was during high school, where he was part of the organising team for Germany’s largest MUN conference, OLMUN. After taking a break during his first year of university, he joined his university’s delegation to NMUN New York 2015. Since then, he is regularly participating in MUNs all over Europe, both as a chair and as a delegate, and has been a part of over 60 conferences. Sören feels honoured to be selected as a Director for OxIMUN and is looking forward to the conference.
Fariha is a second year Mathematics and Economics student at the University of Warwick. At OXIMUN she will be acting as a director for the SPECPOL committee. She began Model UN during high school, and is very excited to be attending OXIMUN for the first time this year. Outside of MUN, Fariha devotes much of her time to Music and doing all kinds of things for the Warwick United Nations Society where she acts as president.