Proceeded by the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the African Union (AU) is a continental organization consisting of all 55 African states. Established on the 26th of May in 2001, the AU is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) dedicated towards strengthening the relationship between nations within the continent, as well as with other countries worldwide. The AU serves as a link between the UN’s major assemblies and individual African nations, as it provides a structural framework for these nations to abide by, ultimately instituting a relatively consistent perspective on the international stage.

At CAHSMUN 2019, the AU offers delegates an experience to delve into mandate and operations of a regional body. AU is designed for delegates who want to step out General Assemblies while retaining the a similar structure in a smaller, specialized committee. Position papers are strongly recommended for this committee, but are mandatory for delegates to be considered for awards. Please read about CAHSMUN’s Position Paper policy, which can be found under the list of committees on the “Committees” page.

Questions, inquiries, and position papers for this committee can be emailed to au@cahsmun.org.


BACKGROUNDERS WILL be available soon


Ellen Li

Ellen Li | Director

Ellen Li is currently attending grade 10 at Crofton House School and has been a student there for six years. In her spare time, she is often found walking her dog, painting, and purchasing various Asian food items. Ellen has been involved in the Model United Nations world for two years now, and debate for around the same time – political public speaking has been a passion for a while! She welcomes you to contact her at any time to divulge any views on any political subjects (western propaganda is a favoured topic), and invites you all to join her committee! Godspeed.

 

Angelina Zhang

Angelina Zhang | Chair

Angelina is a senior at Crofton House School and is delighted to be chairing the AU at CAHSMUN 2019. As she enters her fifth year of high school MUN, she is both surprised and relieved to say that even with her short attention span, she has not yet grown bored of the activity. On the contrary, she has become increasingly captivated by this world of intense debate and diplomatic relations and is astounded by how it never fails to offer something new and exciting. Outside of MUN, Angelina enjoys very long naps, very old Disney shows, and very short trips to the gym. She is a strong advocate of the motto “it could be worse” and, to her friends’ annoyance, uses it to respond to all of their problems. Angelina cannot wait to meet everyone at the conference and will strive to make it a weekend to remember!

Albert Chen

Albert Chen | Chair

Albert is a rising junior attending the IB programme at Port Moody Secondary School. After being introduced to Model United Nations in grade 10, Albert was instantly captivated by the fiery debates and realistic simulations of diplomacy. With a strong passion for global affairs, Albert is excited to serve as the Chair of the African Union and share his experiences with delegates. Outside of Model United Nations, Albert can be found at business case competitions, playing badminton, participating in a variety of non-profits, binge-watching Asian variety shows, trying to survive IB, or very rarely, sleeping. Albert is exhilarated to witness the intense debate unravel amongst delegates, and looks forward to a fruitful weekend.