A Brief Introduction to the WHO
What is the World Health Organization? What does it do in the broader institutional framework of the UN? What are the Organization’s tasks? TEIMUN’s Deputy Secretary-General, Nathan Lauer, explains.
On the WHO’s Agenda: Health in Areas of Conflict
Conflict areas such as Yemen are having a tough time dealing with health issues and diseases as they are battling with so much more. Political tensions, security dilemmas, and socio-cultural issues hinder the activities of local health services, foreign donors, and international health organizations including and especially the WHO – keeping them from operating life-saving facilities and performing disease eradication campaigns.
Recognising this complexity, the WHO leads the global discussion on how to address health concerns in these areas. The council will feature a combined discussion of low and high politics, so that delegates can work out meaningful recommendations on how to address health difficulties in areas of conflict.
Council Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Meet Your Chair:
Hello everybody, my name is Helena. Over the past years, I have participated in several MUN conferences in Europe. GrunnMUN 2021 is the first conference where I am chairing. I am looking forward to this new experience!
I am currently a third year International and European Law student at the University of Groningen. I am interested in a variety of fields including Human Rights Law, Health Law and Financial Law. I enjoy discussing politics and enivornmental issues. Other than that, I love meeting up with friends for drinks – in particular cider – and going climbing.
Fun Fact: A few years ago, I went solo backpacking in South America.