Special Political and Decolonization Committee

Committee Description

Fourth Committee of the UN General Assembly

The Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) is a committee that deals with a variety of issues including but not limited to decolonization, peacekeeping, human rights, outer space, and atomic radiation.

When the fourth committee was first created, it was designed to regulate the trusteeship system, handle decolonization issues, and deal with other security issues that the first committee, wasn’t able to handle; however, after the dismantling of the trusteeship system, the committee merged with the Special Political committee to create what we now know as SPECPOL. Although SPECPOL’s resolutions aren’t binding, the committee still plays an influential role in the international sphere, as the opinions and views of the committees are always representative of a majority of countries.

SPECPOL is a beginner committee. Delegates of any skill level with interest may apply to this committee.

To view the country matrix, please click here.

Please submit all position papers and inquiries relating to SPECPOL to [email protected].

Topics | Backgrounders

Topic A: Violence During the Independence Process (View Backgrounder)

Topic B: Privatization of Space (View Backgrounder)


Ben Steven
Ben is currently finishing his Grade 11 year at St. George’s school; he is thrilled to be directing at CAIMUN 2018. At the beginning of grade 9, the interweaving of social and professional discussions at Model United Nations Conferences drew Ben in. He hasn’t looked back since. Outside of committee sessions, Ben can be found quietly complaining about his Spotify Weekly playlist, as well as diligently forgetting his Snapchat streaks and panicking as he saves them minutes before they end. As a SPECPOL director, and as a CAIMUN staff member, Ben hopes to provide a enjoyable and inclusive Model UN experience for all delegates, beginners and advanced alike.

Samuel Chen
Currently a junior at St. George's school, Samuel is ecstatic to serve as the Chair for SPECPOL at CAIMUN 2018! After first immersing himself into the world of Model United Nations in grade 7, he has delegated and staffed at a combined total of 10+ conferences, and hopes to bring his extensive experience into debates and discussions. Outside of MUN, Samuel is also an avid debater. He enjoys playing ultimate, hanging out with friends, and binge-watching Netflix. Samuel hopes that all delegates have an unforgettable experience at CAIMUN 2018; he can’t wait to meet all the delegates!

Jason Fan
Jason is currently a junior attending Gleneagle Secondary School. Starting Model UN at grade 9, Jason was instantly captivated by the world of political debate. Outside of Model UN, Jason can be found taking landscape photos, shredding the slopes of the Blackcomb Mountain, and avidly trying to make everything related to politics. Living by the motto “Follow the motion of the ocean.” Jason adapts to changes in society and lives life like there is no tomorrow. Jason is thrilled to meet the SPECPOL delegates, and can’t wait for CAIMUN 2018.

Eunice Lui
Eunice Lui is a grade 12 student currently attending Dr. Charles Best Secondary, and is honoured to serve as one of the chairs of SPECPOL at CAIMUN 2018. Despite being introduced into MUN later than most, the thrilling debates and her passion for public speaking sparked her interest in international affairs. Additionally, Eunice’s involvement with various non-profit organizations has allowed her to see the effects of real life conflicts all over the globe. In her spare time, Eunice can be found roaming Vancouver with her DSLR, playing basketball with people twice her size, or napping halfway through a Netflix show. She looks forward most to meeting everyone, and will do her best to ensure that delegates have a rewarding time at CAIMUN 2018!