Originally created for the 2014 IMUN/WMUN Conferences


(1) TOPIC GUIDES

Below you will find links to the topics that will be discussed in SOCHUM


(2) COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION




(3) VIDEO GUIDES

To watch a video with a brief overview of extinct languages, click here
To watch a video with the 25 most endangered languages in the world, click here
To find out more about endangered languages in New York City, click here
To explore why language and cultural extinction threatens our survival, click here

(6) COUNTRY RESEARCH


Algeria

To learn more about culture in Algeria, click here
To read about ethnic struggles in Algeria, click here

Australia

To read about the extinction of Australian languages and bilingual education, click here
To learn more about the Australian Expedition, click here

Azerbaijan

To learn about Azerbaijani languages that are under threat, click here
To read about the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, click here

Bangladesh

To learn about Cultural Imperialism in Bangladesh, click here
To read about the Impact of Globalization on Culture in Bangladesh, click here

Belgium

To learn about French Flemish, click here
To read about several of Belgium's cultural issues, click here

Bolivia
To read about how Bolivia is trying to preserve its indigenous identity, click here
To read about how Bolivia is becoming an example for cultural preservation, click here

Brazil
To read about how Brazil's indigenous people are under threat, click here
To read about cultural extinction in Brazil, click here

Cambodia

To learn about cultural extinction in Cambodia, click here
To learn about language extinction in Cambodia, click here

Canada
To learn how global warming is destroying cultural traditions of the Inuit, click here
To read about how tourism is affecting Inuits, click here
To read about language extinction in Canada, click here

China
To read about how China's languages are under threat, click here
To find out if these Chinese languages will survive, click here
To read about how Tibet is playing a role in cultural preservation in China, click here

Colombia

To learn about indigenous extinction in Colombia, click here
To read about cultural extinction, click here

Ecuador

To learn about indigenous extinction, click here
To find out how the rainforest ties into cultural extinction, click here

Ghana
To read about cultural extinction in Ghana, click here
To discover 21 endangered languages in Ghana, click here

Guatemala

To learn about Mayas and their extinction, click here
To discover 88 endangered languages in Guatemala, click here

India

To see how India is fighting cultural extinction, click here
To learn about various forms of art in India that are on the verge of extinction, click here

Indonesia
To read about cultural extinction in Indonesia, click here
To explore 25 almost extinct languages in Indonesia, click here

Iran
To explore how Jewish cultural and language traditions are being lost in Iran, click here

Ireland

To learn about language extinction in Ireland, click here
To discover Ireland's cultural extinction problems, click here

Japan
To learn about Japanese cultural extinction, click here
To explore the role of food in cultural preservation, click here

Kenya
To explore how languages are dying out in Kenya, click here
To learn about trying to save one language in Kenya, click here

Mexico
To read about cultural extinction in Mexico, click here
To learn how traditional languages are dying out, click here

Morocco
To explore cultural extinction in Morocco, click here
To read about cultural extinction in Morocco, click here

New Zealand
To learn about endangered cultures in New Zealand, click here
To explore an opinion about how minority cultures may become extinct, click here

Nigeria

To learn about cultural extinction in Nigeria, click here
To uncover how Nigeria is combatting cultural extinction, click here

Oman
To learn about an endangered language in Oman, click here
To discover language heritage in Oman, click here

Papua New Guinea

To read about the loss of human culture in Papua New Guinea, click here
To read about cultural extinction, click here

Peru

To learn about dying languages in Peru, click here
To read about the extinction of indigenous groups in Peru, click here

Philippines

To read about disappearing languages in the Philippines, click here
To learn about preserving cultural heritage, click here

Poland
To read about cultural extinction in Poland, click here
To find out how Jewish cultural traditions are dying out in Poland, click here

Romania
To explore how Jewish cultural traditions are in danger in Romania, click here
To read about current cultural issues in Romania, click here

Russian Federation
To find out about cultural extinction in Russia, click here
To learn about Russia's 130 endangered languages, click here
To learn further about Russia's endangered languages, click here

Rwanda
To find out how Rwanda is trying to save cultural traditions, click here
To learn about cultural extinction is Rwanda, click here

South Africa

To read about Colonialism and South African culture, click here
To learn about dying South African languages, click here

Spain

To read about ethnic violence in Spain, click here
To learn about current cultural issues, click here

Sweden
To learn about Saami culture in Sweden, click here
To review cultural extinction in Sweden, click here

Thailand

To learn about traditional Thai art, click here
To read about endangered Thai dialects, click here

Turkey

To read about churches going extinct in Turkey, click here
To learn about the issue of Greek culture becoming extinct, click here

Uganda

To learn about Batwa culture in Uganda, click here
To read about the ivory trade, click here

United Kingdom
To find out more about cultural extinction in the UK, click here
To explore cultural traditions of Cornwall, click here
To learn about the cultural traditions of Northern Ireland, click here

United States
To find out how some minority languages are struggling to survive, click here
To explore the endangered languages of the United States, click here

Zimbabwe

To learn about cultural extinction in Zimbabwe, click here
To discover about indigenous languages and their extinction, click here