WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
Chair: Xavi Delgado
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes public health around the world. Its priorities range from communicable diseases to noncommunicable diseases, nutritional to occupational health, and more. More broadly, it seeks to combat the impact of disease, not just biomedically but also economically and socially.
Epidemic Control and Global Health Security
Management of Climate Disasters
APPROXIMATE COMMITTEE SIZE: 150 (DOUBLE DELEGATION)
Delegates will gain...
Awareness of WHO's role in the global health system, including providing leadership and shaping the research agenda;
An understanding of how different regions of the world are often exposed to a variety of public health issues, and how each region must implement policies to regional crises differently;
Knowledge of the various determinants of health inequity (such as political systems, cultural beliefs, and economic & healthcare structures) and how this will impact policies put into place.
About the Chair
Xavi Delgado is a member of the class of 2021 in the Georgetown Walsh School of Foreign Service, majoring in International Politics and pursuing both a minor in Spanish and a certificate in International Business Diplomacy. Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, this will be the first NAIMUN and second Model UN conference he has participated in since coming to the Hilltop in 2017. Outside the classroom, Xavi is an advocate at the Student Advocacy Office; the international chair for Northern America at the Georgetown Admissions Ambassadors Program; and a proud member of Georgetown Bubble, the university’s own student-run bubble tea enterprise.