The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was first created in 1967 in an 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 2019, 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 for this committee can be emailed to


Leo Wang | Director

Leo Wang is currently a junior hailing from University Hill Secondary School, and it is his utmost honour to be serving as the Director of ASEAN at CAHSMUN 2019. Leo attended his first ever Model United Nations conference in grade 9 and had been intrigued by the high-quality debates ever since. Beyond his time spent delegating and staffing, Leo can be found obsessively reading Bloomberg Businessweek and The Economist, volunteering for student-led NGOs, and praying for the Toronto Raptors to attain their well-deserved NBA Eastern Conference Championship. He looks forward to meeting everyone and is absolutely excited to witness a weekend filled with heated debates!



Jaskirt Brar | Chair

Jaskirt is currently a junior at Southpointe Academy and is ecstatic to chair The Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Since his first MUN, Jaskirt has been attracted to the pragmatic and professional nature of this endeavour. He has participated in a plethora of different Model United Nations conferences throughout the past four years, and in the process, developed a strong passion for public speaking and international affairs. Outside of MUN, when he is not found carrying his soccer team, running, or attempting to become a polyglot, he can be seen navigating Vancouver in search of amazing food. Jaskirt looks forward to a weekend full of intense and productive debate at CAHSMUN 2019.