Quinn Riordan, Der Spiegel
The SOCHUM assembly welcomed the participation of several non-member body speakers to discuss various topics in regard to combating inequalities within education.
A delegate from Tunisia in the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) spoke about their technological advancements certification program or TAC which hopes to “encourage the cooperation of private entities and NGOs to promote long term stability in infrastructure, provide and recycle technology, and avoid exploitation,” the delegate of Tunisia from the ITU said.
The delegates of SOCHUM proposed these speakers to gain further knowledge of the subject and possibly implement plans that have been passed in other committees to create a more “widespread and united front to decrease and end the inequalities in education”, the delegate of Tunisia in SOCHUM said.
“Having the outside opinions since they are talking specifically about technology helps us implement technology in education and utilize things passed in other committees,” the delegate of France said in SOCHUM.
The delegate of Tunisia from the ITU spoke of the successes of the implementation of the TAC program in improving literacy rates and the different aspects of protecting against exploitation, with it being passed Dec. 6 by the ITU.
After it was introduced, the two working papers in SOCHUM were passed in tandem to be voted on as a whole general assembly. The TAC was included in a draft resolution passed within SOCHUM, promoting the program further within UN bodies to increase education and technology around the world.