who

Email

who@pacificmun.com

Difficulty

Beginner

Background Guide

Available October 1

Position Papers

Due on November 7

About

World Health Organization

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: who@pacificmun.com.

Topic A

Ensuring the Safety of Healthcare Workers in Conflict Zones

Topic B

Health Conditions in Prisons

Dais Members

Autumn Rhee
Director

Autumn Rhee, a senior at the International Community School, is thrilled to serve as your Director for WHO at PACMUN 2020. After joining her school MUN club in freshman year, she entered her first PACMUN, soon realizing she had signed up for a committee completely different than what intended (UNHCR instead of UNHRC). Regardless, she fell in love with the community of sophisticated MUNers who wore fashionable WBA and spoke in advanced lingo. Aside from the world of MUN, Autumn enjoys biking outdoors, competitively playing card games, and making unsuccessful TikTok videos for her few followers. Most importantly, Autumn is excited to meet her delegates in person and send them off with the best PACMUN experience.

Sheel Gada
Chair

Sheel Gada, a senior at Lake Washington High School, is ready for his first MUN staffing experience. Two years ago, he began MUN at PACMUN, a conference where he was terrified and barely spoke - but he still loved it. Ever since, he’s been at every conference he can, and he even talks during committee now! Additionally, he serves as co-president of his school’s MUN club. Sheel hopes to make your PACMUN experience both enjoyable and exciting.

Santoshi Pisupati
Assistant-Director

Santoshi Pisupati is currently a sophomore at the International Community School and is overtly (possibly annoyingly) excited to be your WHO Assistant Director for PACMUN 2020! She began her MUN journey at EDUMUN 2019 and didn’t bother to take a MUN seminar there; she just jumped straight into a committee and never looked back. Outside of MUN, Santoshi is part of her school’s ASB and FBLA clubs and has gone to FBLA Nationals. She likes to write novels, eat cookies, and follow people she saw only once at a conference on Instagram. Santoshi hopes, whether this is your first or last conference (or anywhere in between), she can make WHO the most interesting, educational, and fun experience at PACMUN 2020 for all delegates!