World Health Organization

The World Health Organization is a part of the United Nations concerned with international public health.


chair: gio kim

Hi! My name is Gio Kim and I am so excited to serve as your Chair for the World Health Organization! I am a sophomore, potentially majoring in Economics on the pre-med track. I was born in Seoul, South Korea but moved to the west coast when I was 6 months old so I have called Pasadena, California my home for 18+ years! On campus, I am involved with Club Swimming, Princeton Perspective Project, Forbes College Council, and serve as an Academic Peer Advisor! My life goal is to travel to all 195 countries and skydive!


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topic a: creating standards to address mental health

In September 2015, the United Nations introduced the inclusion of mental health and substance abuse within the Sustainable Development agenda—this paved the way for many countries to establish transformative regulations and guidelines for mental health standards. When researching the stigma surrounding or not surrounding mental health in countries, look at what is the balance between diagnosing that someone has a mental illness versus the treatment of the illnesses? How can countries with fundamentally different mindsets and value about mental health come together to establish cohesive standards?

topic b: maternal health post-labor

The fifth United Nations Millennium Development Goal outlines the need to improve maternal health care. Currently, in low- and middle-income families, the lack of resources and technology available increases the chances of maternal death as opposed to high income countries. Many countries have also started to implement new programs to update and improve the standards of reproductive health and education. When researching maternal health, look through different avenues such as the effect of sexual and/or domestic abuse, food standards, and or education. Keep in mind that maternal health does not refer only to mothers but also concerns the infants as well; how can underdeveloped countries help mothers and infants reach the same level of mental and physical health as their more developed counterparts?