NorWHO 2013


The first Nordic simulation of the World Health Assembly

Theme: Mental Health

Date: August 7-10, 2013

Place: Copenhagen, Denmark

Who:  200 students from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. And YOU?

Want a first-hand experience on how the WHO works?

NorWHO is an opportunity for you and your friends to put your negotiation skills to the test and experience how international guidelines on global health are reached within the WHO setting.  The conference will simulate the debating and decision-making processes preceding and during the annual World Health Assembly of WHO with the aim of reaching a final set of guidelines on how to deal with Mental Health worldwide. The World Health Organisation is an agency of the United Nations and was originally established in 1948 focusing on the prevention and control of diseases of international concern and has since worked on raising the level of health globally. Today the WHO resembles an understanding of health as being a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats.

How will this go down?

When registering you choose what role to play. You can either represent a UN member state, a non-governmental organisation, a pharmaceutical company, the press or have an official position as vice-chair or secretary during the simulation. Through regional meetings, plenary sessions and lobbying, your aim as a delegate is to ensure that the interests and views you represent are heard and included in the final resolution on Mental Health. In addition to the simulation, NorWHO will have international lectures and trainings on various global health diplomacy skills. This is done to equip participants with the tools required to get the most out of the simulation and provide maximal outcome of the experience.

No previous experience is needed except the wish to be with fellow vikings and learn a lot.

Prior to the conference you will prepare a position paper of the profile of your role, which will be uploaded at our website for other participants to see. The first regional block will be based on this position paper. We will provide a reading list of inspirational reports, articles etc. about the theme and global health governance.

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