COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION 

The Asia-Pacific Summit is a regional bloc comprised of 31 countries from the region. Delegates will be able to interact in a small and familiar setting, while representing approximately 4 billion people living in member countries. With a little more than half of the entire global population living inside its borders, every topic debated by the Asia-Pacific Summit thus comes attached with sweeping social, economic, and political consequences. Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific region is no small feat, given the vast diversity of religions, cultures, and ethnicities packed into just one-quarter of the world’s total land mass. Our committee may be small, but delegates will still find a lot of spirit and camaraderie.

2019-2020  TOPICS

  1. Malnutrition
  2. Mistreatment of Women
  3. Sustainable Urbanization

2019-2020 Asia-Pacific Summit Topic Descriptions

RESOURCES & SAMPLE DOCUMENTS 

Asia-Pacific Summit Sample Country Research Paper

Asia-Pacific Summit Matrix Cover Page

Asia-Pacific Summit Country Matrix

OFFICER BIO

What is your name, position, delegation, grade, and the number of years you’ve been in MUN?

Hi delegates!! My name is Brad Hornbeck and I am from the Westfield High School. I will be serving as the chair of the Asian-Pacific Summit Committee. I am a senior and this will be my fourth year of MUN.

 

What is the best thing about your committee?

The best part of APAC is that due to its small size, everyone really gets to bond over the weekend. It is relatively easy to meet everyone in the committee which makes the entire MUN experience feel more personal and enjoyable. It is also easier to speak in front of less people and everyone gets more opportunities to speak or propose resolutions.

 

What advice do you have for new delegates?

My biggest piece of advise is to get out of your comfort zone and try to speak up. I’m not going to tell you not to be nervous because I too was a first year delegate, and I can still remember the fear of being judged by other people for what I was going to say. However, all of the delegates in APAC and throughout the MUN conference are very accepting and want to help you speak you up; no one wants to shut you down. Also, participating that first time is always the most difficult, but getting past it makes everything else much easier and more enjoyable.

 

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

My favorite MUN experience from each year has always been the third day of conference during committee sessions. By that time of conference, everyone knows each other and most people are much more comfortable speaking up in front of the room. It makes resolution debate and unmoderated caucus more enjoyable.

 

What other activities do you do?

I also play tennis for Westfield, volunteer at Teen night and the Children’s specialized hospital, scuba dive, and participate in Science Olympiad.

 

List some fun facts/icebreaker kind of information. Some examples are: Your favorite food, a country you would want to visit, tv shows you watch, type of music you listen to, etc.

A couple fun facts about me are I have a dog named Milo. My favorite food is definitely Kraft Mac and Cheese. I love Stranger Things but have currently been watching a lot of the Office. I like music mostly from the 70s and 80s, and my current favorite song is “December, 1963” by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

I’m really looking forward to meeting all of you at MUN this year! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me.