The Global Model WHO is organized by the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).
The Global Model WHO will provide an authentic student-led simulation of the World Health Assembly (WHA) to high school and university students from all over the world.
The Global Model WHO aims to be inclusive and diverse in participation ensuring representation from different disciplines, geographical regions, gender identities and income settings.
Students will learn about:
Audience: some simulations will be open to university students who are currently studying medicine, nursing or global health. Participation in other simulations will be open to high school or university students who may have a general interest in learning about the global issues on the WHO agenda even though they may be studying other subjects.
Committee A1: Universal Health Coverage : Reorienting health systems to primary health care
Committee A2: Strengthening Infodemic Management
Committee A3: Public health emergencies : preparedness and response
Committee A4: WHO global action plan on promoting the health of refugees and migrants, 2019–2023*
Committee A5: Substandard and falsified medical products*
Committee A6: The highest attainable standard of health for persons with disabilities
Committee A7: Universal Health Coverage : Reorienting health systems to primary health care
Committee A8: Global agenda on health, environment and climate change*
* for students studying medicine, nursing or global health
The Global Model WHO offers over 30 side events featuring WHO and UN speakers. See full schedule here.
Documents to help delegates prepare for the conference are now uploaded on the Global Model WHO website.
To access these documents, go to the simulations page, click on your Committee and scroll down to Key Documents.
The Global Model WHO 2023 will be an online conference. We hope to host the Global Model WHO in-person in 2024.
In an effort to include students from low-income or middle-income countries who might not be able to participate in the Global Model WHO for financial reasons, we are encouraging school delegations that have the means, to sponsor students from these countries.
If you are interested in being sponsored, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, "Searching for sponsor."
We will do our best to match those school delegations that can sponsor students with those who need assistance in order to attend this landmark conference.
No, anyone is welcome to participate. While some simulations will be reserved for students with a background in medicine/global health, others will be open to anyone interested in participating, regardless of their study background.
You can register through the mymun registration system by following this link: https://mymun.com/conferences/gmwho-2023