Delegates may assume the role of a WHO ambassador from a member state to represent the country’s interests at the regional blocks and global plenaries. WHO ambassadors are the more “classic” type of delegates: WHO ambassadors will debate, write, and vote on resolutions by practicing diplomacy and having an active voice in policy debates. They will exercise negotiation tactics and gain a greater appreciation of the impact of international politics on global healthcare. Each ambassador will have his or her own challenges and goals but with the ‘one country, one vote’ procedure anything is possible.
What can I do as a WHO Ambassador?
- Debate on specific global health issues related to the theme of the conference.
- Send notes to other WHO Ambassadors from the same regional block to learn their positions on certain issues, try to make alliances and discuss tactics during unmoderated caucuses.
- Start writing a Resolution paper with other countries from the same block that share common policies.
- Talk to NGOs to get their stamp of approval, the more stamps of approval your resolution paper has, the more serious it will be taken and thus the more likely it is to get adopted at the end of the conference.
- Make deals with Pharmaceutical Companies in order to get funding to implement the global health policies from your resolution paper.
- Get your Resolution paper adopted!