The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was first created in 1967 in attempt to reject the growing fear of communism. Since then, its purposes have expanded to promote social progress, cultural development, regional peace, and, most of all, to accelerate economic growth within the member states of the organization. With just ten members, ASEAN countries form a close community, and citizens are encouraged to embrace their strong identity both at home and abroad. 

At CAHSMUN 2017, ASEAN is a dual-delegation committee; two delegates will work as a team to represent one country. ASEAN is a committee suited for experienced delegates, but is open to delegates of all experience levels wishing to challenge their capacity as delegates. 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 about this committee can be emailed to

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Felix Hoehne | Director
Felix Hohne is a Grade 11 student at St. George’s School and is excited to serve as your Director at CAHSMUN 2017. He has delegated at over a dozen conferences in Asia and North America, though this conference will be his first as Director. Having grown up in Shanghai China, he is especially excited to be directing ASEAN, as many of the topics discussed will be near and dear to his heart.  In his free time, you can find him reading about the latest current event around the world in the South China Morning Post or binge reading books. If anyone has beaten his record of reading more than 200 books in the last year, he would be excited to hear about it.  He wishes all of the delegates of CAHSMUN a fantastic experience. 


Germaine Chu | Chair
Germaine is currently a senior at Little Flower Academy. She has been a Model UN leader at LFA for three years and have participated in a whirlwind of conferences all over the world. Her favourite conference to date has been HarvardMUNCHINA 2016, where she was given the opportunity to visit Beijing, Xian and Shanghai with her school. When she is not found power walking around a conference, you will probably discover her either bent over a circuit board, reading one of her favourite books (she highly recommends Freakonomics) or sprinting after a disc. Germaine is thoroughly excited for CAHSMUN 2017 and cannot wait to meet you all in committee!