The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is a regional committee that promotes inclusive economic and political growth, as well as security cooperation amongst it’s members. It was comprised in 1967 in order to combat the growing fear of communism becoming more prominent. Decisions are reached through deliberation and consultation, with representatives from the ten core nations: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. For this conference, respectable countries such as the United States, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, and China will be added to the committee.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is designed primarily for intermediate delegates. Though position papers are not required, they are recommended to ensure delegates feel prepared and comfortable throughout the conference.

Topic 1. Re-Negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Topic 2. Enhancing Regional Security

Position papers are required for anyone wishing to be eligible for an award.
Position papers are due Friday, October 27, 2017.

ASEAN Background Guide

Anna Cumming | Director |

AnnaCumming.jpgHello! My name is Anna and I am thrilled to be the ASEAN’s director at this year’s conference. I’ve participated in MUN’s before and loved learning new things, meeting cool people, and building confidence in myself. This year I will work hard to ensure that all of you have the same uplifting experience that I did while participating as a delegate. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis and going to the beach. Good luck with your research, I cannot wait to meet all of you in October!




Chris Lu | Chair

11701239_1641067339470217_7605733193897246581_nHello, My name is Chris Lu and I will be your Chair for ASEAN. I am currently in Grade 11 Studying at WPGA and I’ve been doing MUN for 5 years. While MUN has never stuck with me as a source of global news and practised diplomacy, it has stuck with me as a place to help other people have a better grasp on what happens within a conference. When I’m not chairing or doing MUN, I’d spend my time reading, making/posting dank/esoteric memes, or analyzing classic literature.




Tyler Yen | Assistant Director

20049024_831457133698597_1857337780_oHi, my name is Tyler and I’m a grade 11 student at WPGA. I am very excited to be your Assistant Director for the ASEAN committee 2017. This is my second year participating in MUN’s and I hope that I can make your experience as great as mine has been. Other activities I like to participate in are soccer, tennis and cross-country. I can’t wait to see all of you guys there!