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 the Summit Program - more information about the Summit can be found here


BACKGROUNDERS will be available soon


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Adam Cader | Director

Adam is currently a junior at St. George’s School and is honoured to be directing this year’s iteration of the World Health Organization. Ever since attending his first conference and discovering what the world of MUN has to offer; Adam has gained a deeper interest in international relations, diplomacy, and public speaking. When not in a MUN related activity, Adam spends his time reading The Economist, watching House of Cards, and exploring the various bubble tea shops in Vancouver. Adam sincerely wishes that CAHSMUN 2019 to be a memorable and enjoyable experience for all delegates.

Allan Lee

Allan Lee | Chair

As he enters his final year of high school, Allan is incredibly ecstatic to serve as the Chair of WHO at CAHSMUN 2019. Though he was skeptical about MUN at first in Grade 8, Allan quickly developed a passion for this activity over the numerous conferences he attended. MUN serves as not only an opportunity to learn about issues of the world and a means to sharpen one's public speaking skills, but also a wonderous way to meet new people from all corners of the world, and Allan has no doubts that CAHSMUN 2019 will be the same. In his spare time, Allan enjoys making impressions of Captain Raymond Holt from Brooklyn Nine-Nine, learning the dance moves of TT by Twice, and watching all sorts of Buzzfeed food videos. Allan looks forward to meeting everyone at CAHSMUN 2019 and wishes all participants the best experience possible.

Vivian Gu

Vivian Gu | Chair

As a sophomore currently studying at Crofton House School, Vivian is beyond thrilled to be serving as the Chair of WHO at CAHSMUN 2019. Since attending her first conference in Grade 8 – in which she discovered her growing passion for debate, discussion, and diplomacy – she has thoroughly fallen in love with the fascinating world of Model UN. Outside of MUN, Vivian can often be found sipping bubble tea, binging her newest find on Netflix, deciphering literary classics, stressing for the next debate tournament, or exploring the city. Vivian is looking forward to meeting everyone and making CAHSMUN 2019 an unforgettable experience!