Established in 1948 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency consisting of 194 member states in the United Nations. The organization operates as the international health authority and seeks to provide a better, healthier future for people all across the globe. The WHO, a member of the United Nations Development Group works closely with the UN to assist its Member States with their national policies and health objectives. Furthermore, there is frequent collaboration and communication between the WHO and the UN, to ensure health is a focus within UN intergovernmental bodies, as well as provide leadership in health-specific humanitarian endeavours.

Functioning under the broad mandate to promote people’s obtainment of the highest quality of health, the WHO’s current initiatives comprise of six leadership priorities: (1) achieving universal health coverage, (2) developing global health regulations, (3) increasing access to medical products, (4) addressing factors that contribute to health, such as social, economic and environmental issues, (5) responding to noncommunicable diseases and (5) promoting public health.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a beginner committee that offers the traditional Model UN experience for all delegates alike.

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Topic A

Quality of Health Services in Conflict Zones

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Topic B

Addressing Neglected Tropical Diseases

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Sameer Esmail

Sameer is a Senior at Burnaby Mountain Secondary School and is excited to serve as the Director of the World Health Organization at CAIMUN 2019. Sameer began his experience with MUN in Grade 9, drawn by his passion for international affairs, geography, and politics. Since then, Sameer has delegated, chaired, and directed at numerous conferences in Vancouver and New York. Sameer also serves as the President of the Burnaby District Student Advisory Council. Sameer is heavily involved in local political campaigns and numerous humanitarian causes, including a recent service trip to Ecuador. In his free time, Sameer can be found watching Netflix or travel planning. Sameer wishes the best of luck to all the delegates at CAIMUN and looks forward to meeting them this Spring!


Irene Zhang

Currently a senior at Fraser Heights Secondary School, Irene is excited to be serving as Chair of the World Health Organization. She looks forward to a weekend of fruitful debate and engagement between delegates. Ever since her first conference in Grade 8, she has fallen in love with the world of Model UN and been drawn back to the thrilling experiences of delegating and staffing. Aside from being involved in Model UN, in her spare time, Irene enjoys creating new artwork, practicing taekwondo, and visiting cafes. Ecstatic for the conference, she hopes that CAIMUN 2019 will be an experience to remember for all delegates.


Isaac Chung

Isaac is a senior at Richmond Christian Secondary School and is elated to be serving as the Chair of the World Health Organization at CAIMUN 2019. Since his first conference, Isaac has been captivated by intense discussions and international relations, developing a strong passion for MUN. Outside of committee session, Isaac can be found working with children at his local community centre, catching up on Kdramas, indulging in a plethora of cuisines, and playing basketball. Isaac hopes to create a memorable and wonderful experience for all delegates at CAIMUN 2019!