kylie hung '18 united nations children's fund

kylie hung '18
united nations children's fund

 

Kylie Hung is a senior at Harvard studying Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology with a secondary degree in Computer Science. She is born and raised in New York City. Her professional work has included working for a private equity firm, a nonprofit company, and a financial institution. At Harvard, she is involved in directing committees for the Harvard Model United Nations, playing competitively with the Harvard Women’s Club Basketball team, dancing for the Asian American Dance Troupe, traveling the world with the Harvard College in Asia Program, and singing with the Harvard Mirch Acapella group. Kylie chaired the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) committee in Montreal and this will be her second time chairing at WorldMUN. She is excited to learn more about the food, drinks, and games of other cultures and she cannot wait to meet you all!

Topic: Children's Healthcare Access

Over the last two decades, the death rates of children under five years of age have decreased exponentially from 9% in 1990 to 4.8% in 2012. This 47% decrease is impressive, but the loss of 18,000 children per year is still unacceptable given that many of these deaths are preventable. Currently, UNICEF is addressing these threats with the support of governments, humanitarian agencies, civil and community leaders, and families and children themselves. In this committee, delegates will need to push for inclusive and comprehensive reforms in UNICEF healthcare systems while taking into consideration the previous actions and approaches already present in the system.