The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations with a focus on international public health. The committee is comprised of the 193 member states of the United Nations and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. WHO’s initiatives include the World Health Survey and World Health Day. Since its establishment in 1948, WHO has played a large role in the eradication of smallpox, and its main current objectives include dealing with issues regarding communicable diseases, sexual and reproductive health, nutrition, aging, and substance abuse. 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 on the state of global health.
WHO is a beginner committee, suitable for delegates of all skill levels. Position papers are highly encouraged, especially for anyone wishing to be considered for an award.
Any questions, concerns or position papers can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position papers are due on Saturday, November 2 at 11:59 p.m. unless an extension is granted by the committee staff.
Topic: Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance