Founded at the height of the Cold War, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is an opportunity for governments who have been traditionally oppressed by larger powers to unite together for the betterment of their people. Created as a coalition of third world nations, NAM members rejected the bipolar world after World War II and sought to assist all the countries whose policies favour self-determination.

As an organization, NAM was officially established in 1961 to combat imperialistic exploitation of impoverished countries. Since then, NAM has been a leading force in the struggle of decolonization in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. As of 2012, NAM consists of 120 member states and 15 observer nations, most of which are countries with developing economies. Whether it has been defending the sovereign rights of states or handling a panoply of diverse global issues, the Non-Aligned Movement has been crucial in protecting the political and economic interest of rising nations.

NAM 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 nam@cahsmun.org.


BACKGROUNDERS WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY!


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David Ni | Director
Ever since his younger and more vulnerable years, David has been entrenched in the cryptic and esoteric subject that is politics; thus, MUN naturally became an opportunity to quench his thirst for glory on the bureaucratic battlefield. During the small gaps of time between school and studio, David prefers to enjoy the finer things in life such as staying up late to binge a profound audiobook, entering a meditative sketching trance, or simply pondering the ephemeral wonders of life. When he is not indulging on matters that others may label as a "trivial," David can be found playing the flute, learning foreign languages, or slaving away trying to make an art portfolio. David looks forward to being the Director for the Non-Aligned Movement. 

 

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Jasper Mai | Chair
Jasper is a Grade 11 student currently attending Fraser Heights Secondary, and he is absolutely ecstatic to serve as the Chair for NAM. After raising his placard thrice in his first Model United Nations conference two years ago, Jasper has since been captivated continuously by the MUN community. When he is not indulging in MUN, Jasper will usually be found participating in athletics like badminton and volleyball, or sometimes even in the confusing world of debate. You can often hear Jasper making cringe-worthy puns, which is the defining characteristic that he hopes to bring to CAHSMUN 2018, or watching the prestigious We Bare Bears television show. Jasper is thrilled for the weekend at CAHSMUN 2018 and looks forward to what hopefully develops into an unforgettable experience for all delegates.

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Audrea Wang | Chair
Audrea is currently a Grade 10 Student at Port Moody Secondary. After attending her first conference in Grade 9, she was drawn by the fiery discussions about international affairs and issues. Other than MUN, Audrea also attends a variety of debate tournaments, plays the cello as a soloist, avidly volunteers, and is a member of the VYSO. During her free time, Audrea enjoys reading about current events, eating delicious food, and occasionally wastes her time watching anime and k-dramas. She is very excited to serve as the Chair of the Non-Aligned Movement and looks forward to a great CAHSMUN 2018!