WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION
Established in 1948 by the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) is the largest global organization that focuses on the promotion of health.
Since its establishment, WHO has been keeping the world safer through many projects and programmes. Its primary functions can be listed as aiding the vulnerable, protecting people from health emergencies and providing a worldwide platform to discuss threats against human health. Having saved the world from many communicable diseases and health crises, WHO also focuses on modern-day threats against health, such as the impacts of climate change and the development of technology on human body. In addition, especially during a health crisis, WHO often calls for changes on national constitutions of countries practiced through the International Health Regulations (IHR), which are binding on all WHO member states, meaning that WHO has legal responsibilities on human health as well.
During this edition of GSMUN, delegates of WHO will be focusing on two major issues that are actively troubling the intercontinental agenda:
1. Tackling the solutions and effects of unhealthy environment on human health regarding global climate crisis
2. Reviewing and improving the harm-reduction policies on tobacco industry and nicotine products along with determining the legitimacy of reduced-harm alternatives
UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL: Oguz Alp KUCUR
ACADEMIC ASSISTANT: Sena TEMELLI