The World Health Organization (WHO) is the UN body responsible for international public health. The committee was founded in April 1948, when diplomats came together with plans to set up a global health organization. Since its inception, WHO has been a leading force in the fight to bring awareness to causes of pressing health issues, and in the elimination of deadly viruses and diseases. 

Additionally, WHO strives to teach the importance of personal hygiene and healthy lifestyles to residents of developing countries, in order to increase the standard of public health. WHO is also responsible for the World Health report; a leading publication relating to global health.

WHO offers the traditional Model United Nations experience for delegates of all experience levels. Position papers are recommended for this committee, but are mandatory for delegates to be considered for awards. Please read about CAHSMUN’s Position Paper policy, which can be found under the list of committees on the “Committees” page. 

Questions, inquiries, and position papers for this committee can be emailed to who@cahsmun.org.

The WHO committee will participate in Summit A - more information about the Summit program can be found here


BACKGROUNDERS WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY!


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Matthew Cheng | Director
Matthew is currently a junior at St. George’s School and is ecstatic to serve as the Director of the World Health Organization at CAHSMUN 2018. Having delegated in this very committee twice in the past, representing the ever so essential delegations of Cameroon and Syria, Matthew is aware of the procedures and actions required for efficient and smooth debate. Outside of Model UN, Matthew can be found attempting to produce a sound on the flute, living by his motto of “if tomorrow’s not the due date, then today isn’t the do date,” and procrastinating on a daily basis. Matthew also enjoys travelling, playing badminton, and chatting with his friends in League of Legends. Matthew is excited to witness the debate that will take place at CAHSMUN, and hopes that WHO will provide an unforgettable experience for all delegates!

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Dunstan Wang | Chair
Dunstan is excited to serve as your Chair of WHO at CAHSMUN 2018. He has participated in MUN ever since Grade 8 and is looking forward to his final year in this lovely community. Out of all of his achievements, Dunstan is most proud of having the most slanted shoulders out of everyone he knows. During his spare time, he enjoys bonding with friends over the game Overwatch and watching whatever show he can find to hold his short attention span. He loves listening and discovering new music, and also enjoys playing various instruments (mostly for himself). Dunstan is ecstatic to meet all of you, and can’t wait for CAHSMUN 2018. Be sure to say hi!

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Nicole Shi | Chair
Attending her first conference in Grade 10 in an attempt to conquer her fear of public speaking, Nicole was immediately fascinated by the political nature inherent to MUN. Seeking to feel the adrenaline rush produced inside (and outside) the committee sessions, Nicole has since then become a serial MUN delegate, attending both local and international conferences. Outside of MUN, Nicole enjoys working as a bubble tea barista and participating in Youth Parliament. You can also find her exhausted on the field hockey turf after a few seconds of running, listening to angsty 2000s music, and attempting not to drown in a sea of school work. Now as a senior, she is thrilled to serve as a Chair of WHO alongside Matthew and Dunstan, and she aspires to provide an enriching and transformative experience for all the delegates!