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 2018, 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 asean@cahsmun.org.


BACKGROUNDERS ARE NOW available!


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Linda Dai | Director
Linda Dai is currently a student in Grade 11 at Crofton House School. She is honoured to be serving as the Director of ASEAN at CAHSMUN 2018 and sincerely hopes to provide an engaging experience for all delegates. Ever since her first committee session in Grade 8, during which she did not speak at all, Linda has been intrigued by the diplomatic world of Model UN. Many conferences later, she is grateful for everything she's learned and everyone she's met through MUN, particularly those who have had to put up with her cheesy jokes and puns. In her defense, a joke only becomes a dad joke when the punchline is ap-parent. During her spare time, Linda can be found rewatching Disney Channel original movies or sporadically Door-Dashing orders of ice cream to her house, sometimes doing both at once. She looks forward to meeting everyone and anticipates a weekend filled with heated debate!

 

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Simon Shou | Chair
Simon Shou is a Grade 12 student at Pinetree Secondary. He has participated in MUN ever since the beginning of his Grade 9 year and has fallen in love with this community ever since. Outside of MUN, Simon is involved in Sea Cadets, Pinetree Secondary's Student Council, various bands, and a plethora of volunteering programs. In his free time, you can find him jamming out with his friends, listening to jazz, or debating with others how pineapples do not go on pizzas. Simon cannot wait for the great promises of CAHSMUN 2018.