World Health Organisation (WHO)
People's Republic of China


Megan Coleman

Cite as

Delegate: Coleman, Megan

Committee: World health Organisation.

Nation Represented: The People’s Republic of China

School: Villiers School

The issues brought before the World Health Organisation are:

[i.] Creating universal morality guidelines for research in the field of genetic modification of human embryos

[ii.] Assuring women's health by globally promoting safe abortion procedures in cases of involuntary pregnancies arising from sexual violence

The delegation of the People's Republic of China looks forward to participating in engaging, constructive and diplomatic debates to establish globally beneficial solutions to these issues.

[i.] The People’s Republic of China believes that research and advances into the science of genetic modification of the human embryo is the means to a healthier and therefore more efficient and productive future. The government of the People’s Republic of China recognises that there are many ethical questions that still need to be addressed on this subject, and agrees that it is essential to establish clear ethical and moral guidelines for future development. In accordance with the 2005 Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, which seeks to, ‘promote respect for human dignity and protect human rights,’ the government of the People’s Republic of China agrees that human dignity must be respected at all times. However, they also stress the beneficial outcomes that genetic modification technologies could have.

Genetic modification could have vast and positive results for future generations. In a report carried out in China in 2003, it was discovered that 78% of those surveyed would not even consider having children if there was risk of handicap for the child, even only a 5% risk. Genetic modification...