WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Topic: Rebuilding Health Systems in Areas of Conflict

Established in 1948, The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency within the United Nations that specifically address issues dealing with international public health.The responsibilities of WHO consist of promoting healthy ways of living, reducing the number of health risks, and responding and resolving threats to human health. WHO strives to accomplish these goals through leadership on public health matters, influencing and shaping the research agenda, ensuring countries adhere to International Health Regulations, setting the standards of implementing adequate health care, articulating ethical policies, and most importantly, monitoring health situations in various countries and assessing health trends. WHO operates through the World Health Assembly, which holds annual meetings to produce policies with the 194 members states. The administrative headquarters of WHO is located in Geneva, and they are constantly working towards health equity on an international scale.

To qualify for awards, delegates must email their respective position papers to who@surreymun.org before 11:59 PM on January 31st, 2019.

BACKGROUNDERS ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.

Emily Ni
Director

Currently a grade 10 student at Crofton House, Emily is delighted to be serving as your Director of the World Health Organization at SurreyMUN 2019. Ever since her first conference as Nepal in the very same committee, she’s fostered a fondness for the uniquely nuanced discourse found within MUN. Three years later, she can confidently say that every awkward introduction, chaotic midnight crisis, and atrocious speech has been undoubtedly worth it. Outside of MUN, she can be found perusing irrelevant Wikipedia articles, misusing buzzwords in debate, attempting to suppress her tears while conjugating French verbs, and consuming an unhealthy amount of bubble tea. Emily looks forward to a weekend of insightful debate, and hopes to create a memorable experience for all delegates!

Jonathan Song
Assistant Director

Jonathan Song is a grade 12 student at Vancouver College. He is ecstatic to be part of SurryMUN 2019 serving as Chair of the WHO. In the span of two years, Jonathan has attended ten conferences, each being unforgettable experiences. At his first conference, Jonathan was captivated by the heat of debate, creativity of ideas, and energy that delegates displayed. He left the conference inspired and knowing that he would return. In school, Jonathan plays for the Vancouver College tennis team and participates in numerous student leadership teams. Outside of school, Jonathan takes regular naps from his condition of “Senioritis.”

Patrick Kim
Chair

Currently a grade 11 student in Fraser Heights Secondary School, Patrick joined MUN to exterminate his fear of public speaking. Ever since he stood up and spoke in his first conference, he has found a strong passion in the world of MUN. Now addicted to raising placards, Patrick wants to bring the excitement from his experience to fellow delegates attending SurreyMUN. Outside MUN activities, Patrick can be commonly found indulging himself within the euphoria of sleeping, perfecting his mastery in the art of procrastination, and consuming a Tim Hortons Iced Coffee for his daily dose of caffeine and sugar. Patrick hopes to make your experience in SurreyMUN 2019 an unforgettable one and looks forward to meeting all delegates ranging from “first-timers” to experienced “gavel-hunters.”

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