NorWHO 2019: Environmental Health
Registration deadline: 1 August 2019.
Want to work with international diplomacy, solving the issues of the world? Would you like to learn about negotiation, health, and climate policy? Want to get like-minded friends from around the world while experiencing picturesque Copenhagen in the summer? Need something extraordinary on your CV?
The NorWHO Simulation, or just NorWHO for short, is an opportunity open for students who want to put their negotiation skills to the test and experience how international guidelines on global health are reached within the World Health Organization (WHO). This is a perfect chance to get to know both the political aspects of the WHO as well as practical insights in the processes of the UN bureaucracy.
The event simulates the debating and decision-making processes surrounding the annual World Health Assembly of the WHO by incorporating several key aspects of the real-world meeting into an exciting five-day program hosted in Copenhagen, Denmark.
NorWHO participants adopt roles as delegates of UN Member States and set about negotiating and debating their way through various sessions of the meeting, mindful at all times of the competing interests of NGOs and other third-parties (also played by participants) who lobby for their own ends. Ultimately, delegates work toward reaching a resolution that will put to the vote in the final session.
NorWHO 2019 takes place from 19-23 August 2019 in the UN City in Copenhagen. School of Global Health is co-hosting the event.
Read more and register on NorWHO's website. You can also stay updated on their Facebook page.