• Mariam Gevorkian

Model United Nations - Cambridge University

Updated: Aug 22, 2019

I participated in MUN this year at Cambridge University. It was an unforgettable experience and really enabled me to get a glimpse of what it would be like to be part of the United Nations. I represented the delegation of Egypt in the World Health Organisation on the topic of introducing Digital Health services as well addressing the emerging black markets within the health industry. The programme lasted up to 3 days and was rather intensive with the amount of topics and discussions we had to cover. All in all it was a great privilege to be part of and represent Egypt within the World Health Organisation.

MUN commenced with a speech from the leaders of the different organisations and students from Cambridge university who welcomed us.

Representing Egypt required me to partake in extensive research in order to propose a well informed strategy of how WHO can fund the needs of the Egyptian medical industry. Amongst my researched I pin pointed the urgent need to introduce up to date technological equipment within hospitals, including scanning, x-ray and life support machines. Further training is also to be funded to equip hospitals with qualified nurses and doctors.

As a treat, all participating members experienced a three course dining experience in one of Cambridge's most ancient halls.