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 are now AVAILABLE!


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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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Peter Im | Chair
Ever since he was dragged into his first MUN committee, Peter has been captivated by the community and intellectual discourse he discovered in the MUN world. He loves public speaking, international relations, and the theatrical flair that MUN allows from delegates that other debate formats fail to provide. When bored, he reads theological and political literature, or listens to Spanish rap music while eating chocolate by the pound. He volunteers and works for political campaigns, sleeps very late at night, and appreciates the subtle flavors of instant noodles. Alongside Matthew and Dunstan, he’s eager to provide an exciting and transformative experience to all of you at CAHSMUN!