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.

 

Anson Yu
Chair

Anson is a junior in the IB program at R.E. Mountain Secondary School and is ecstatic to serve as a chair for APEC. Throughout her years of MUN, she continues to be thoroughly impressed by the passion, enthusiasm, and intelligence of the individuals around her. Anson is thrilled for this opportunity and sincerely hopes to create an unforgettable weekend for everyone. Outside of MUN, Anson can be found throwing a disc, overspending on frozen desserts, and playing guitar. In the rare cases that she is productive, she enjoys debating, participating in film festivals, and volunteering in her community. Anson is honoured to be on the dais for APEC and hopes to see fruitful debate full of collaboration at CAIMUN 2019.