Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

Committee Description

21 countries along the Pacific Rim make up the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. The member states of this economic forum aim to promote and spread free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The forum was established in 1989 due to the fear of economic dominance by Japan, and the growing interdependence of economies within the region. Furthermore, one of the major goals of APEC was to introduce new markets for agricultural goods and raw materials outside of Europe. With a strong focus on Asia-Pacific economics, the committee will undoubtedly deal with trading throughout the continent, as well as policies to further expand free trade into other non-member states. Delegates with a passion for macroeconomics and international relations will surely enjoy the exciting topics that APEC has to offer.

APEC is an intermediate committee. Delegates with some experience in MUN are preferred, although anybody with ability and interest may be chosen for this committee.

Please submit all position papers and inquiries relating to APEC to [email protected].

Topics | Backgrounders

Topic A: Building Human Capital Through Human Labour (View Backgrounder)

Topic B: Illegal Logging in Southeast Asia (View Backgrounder)


Jenna Leung
​Jenna is a Senior at Richmond Christian Secondary School and she is absolutely honored to serve as your Director. With a penchant for debate and global affairs, she believes the human voice to be the best story to tell- unique and timeless. Being the human rights advocate that she is, the freedom of expression was the leading factor of MUN that captivated her interest, as it provided her with the opportunity to hone her public speaking and debate skills. The intense hours of debate matched with the opportunity to meet new individuals led to growth in both character and knowledge. Outside of MUN, Jenna serves as a Chair member on both her school’s Grad Legacy and Leadership Team. At other times she can be found binge-watching Disney or curled up with a book. She is ebullient to meet you all and cheers to a memorable CAIMUN 2017!

Brandon Zhou
Brandon is currently a Grade 11 student at St. George’s School and he is thrilled to serve as the Chair of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation at CAIMUN 2017. He attended his first conference a few years ago and has been fascinated in world affairs and diplomacy ever since. After many conferences and caucuses, Brandon sees the importance of Model UN because it not only allows participants to broaden their perspective of the world, but also helps develop rhetoric and critical thinking skills. His extracurricular interests include debating, eating, pretending to cook, and playing percussion. Brandon procrastinates by practicing piano, sleeping, and joining non-profit organizations. Brandon cannot wait to meet all the delegates at the conference, and hopes that it will be an unforgettable experience.