The Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) is the fourth of six main committees in the UN General Assembly. Arguably one of the most important committees, SPECPOL oversees a wide range of issues including those related to decolonization, peace keeping operations, mine action, uses of outer space, atomic radiation, and Palestinian refugees and human rights. The two topics that will be discussed for this session will be how to handle current and future violent conflicts over water scarcity, and the effects of decolonization on natural resource extraction and supply in Africa.
Samantha Signorelli is a third year studying Government and Spanish from Newport News, Virginia. This will be Samantha's third year participating in VAMUN and she and is looking forward to a great weekend in SPECPOL. Outside of IRO, she spreads her time very thin by also interning on political campaigns, playing on various IM soccer teams, and being an active member in Shakespeare on the Lawn. By the time VAMUN rolls around she will have finished all of Brooklyn Nine Nine and would be happy to talk about it with anyone. She looks forward to meeting everyone at VAMUN XXXVIII!