What are the main objectives of the formation of the SPECPOL?

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The United Nations has 6 main committees of which each member nation of the United Nations is a part of. The Special Political and Decolonization Committee or the SPECPOL is the 4th committee of the United Nations.

It was created to deal with issues that initially involved trusteeship and non-self-governing territories. When the trusteeship system came to an end as all trust territories gained independence, the committee was left with few responsibilities as there were very few non-self governing territories left. The SPECPOL then took up the task of dealing with issues that relate to decolonization, Palestinian refugees and human rights, peacekeeping, mine action, outer space, public information, atomic radiation and the University for Peace.