DESCRIPTION

Founded as the seminal economic forum for the Pacific region, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Committee assembles to negotiate issues of economic balance, inclusivity, sustainability, innovation, and growth. As such, APEC, including its Asiatic and American members, is not only a multilateral trade bloc but also a pivotal influencer of global politics and economics. First established in 1989, the committee became a shining beacon for supranational organizations and their ability to impact global policies. Demonstrated by its history of integrating economic connectivity and leveraging the forum for increased transparency, APEC has done more than enough to prove itself as an economic powerhouse on the global stage. Major APEC projects include the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), APEC Study Centre Consortium, and the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC)—all aimed at bringing economic prosperity to the Pacific region.

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is an intermediate committee that offers an experience for all delegates with interest.

Please submit all position papers and inquiries via [email protected].


BACKGROUNDERS

 

TOPIC A

Blockchain Technology

 

TOPIC B

Imperialism in South China Sea


STAFF

David Ni
Director

For the 2019 iteration of CAIMUN, David has the rhapsodic pleasure of serving as the Director for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation committee. 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 inculcate his name on the bureaucratic battlefield. When not found freeloading off of art room supplies, David can be seen enjoying a Marquez or a Nabokov, browsing the latest issues of Lapham Quarterly, or debating the nuances of Asiatic culture. David looks forward to meeting everyone in May.

 

Jessica Lin
Chair

Jessica is currently a grade 11 student at Crofton House School and is thrilled to be serving as the chair of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation at CAIMUN 2019. Since walking into her first committee session in grade 8, in which she did not raise her placard a single time, Jessica has come to appreciate the professionalism and collaborative environment that encompasses Model UN, as well as the existence of caffeine at 2 in the morning. When she is not taking naps or binge watching Suits, Jessica can be found fretting over standardized tests, playing basketball, or volunteering throughout Vancouver. Jessica looks forward to witnessing a weekend of lively debate and fruitful discussion; she wishes all delegates the best of luck at CAIMUN 2019.