Established on April 7th, 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized UN body responsible for the betterment of global public health across all 194 UN member states. The organization’s main areas of work are in sustainable health systems, combating communicable and non-communicable diseases, disease preparedness, surveillance, and appropriate responses to local and worldwide health issues. WHO deals with health issues ranging from neglected tropical diseases to road safety as a political issue, and famously started the 1980 campaign to eradicate smallpox. Although this committee is listed as beginner, delegates of all experience levels are encouraged to join PACMUN 2020’s WHO committee for two days of intense, academic debate through the lens of health representatives, charged with the monumental concern of all 7.6 billion people on this planet.
Position papers are due on November 7 at 11:59PM PST to your committee email: firstname.lastname@example.org.