Historical Special Committee on Decolonization
The Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples was established as one of the subsidiary organs of the General Assembly in 1961 with the purpose of monitoring the implementation of General Assembly Resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960. In order to advance decolonization the Special Committee hears statements from representatives of Non-Self-Governing Territories, reviews the political, social and economic conditions in these areas, reviews the list of Territories to which the Declaration is applicable and makes recommendations as to its implementation.
As of 2017, the Special Committee consists of 24 members which is also able to invite observers, while the list of Non-Self-Governing Territories includes 17 territories.
At KULMUN 2018, instead of discussing current events the Special Committee will simulate a historical session of the organ, giving the delegates to chance to rewrite history with the beneficiary advantage of having hindsight.