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Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Note: This is an advanced committee and is only available to Sixth Form delegates (Years 12-13).


Topic 1: Tackling the escalation of violence in the Union of Myanmar

Topic 2: Examining the involvement of ASEAN in the People's Republic of China's Belt and Road Initiative


Mingyu Zhao
Head Chair

Hello everyone, I'm Ming, and I am excited to be serving as the Head Chair of ASEAN for YouthMUN 2023. I'm in my first year at LSE studying International Relations. I am from Dalian, China, but I’ve spent the past 8 years of my life in Singapore—a member nation of ASEAN, in fact. Having done MUN for 8 years now, YouthMUN will mark the attendance of my 18th conference as a whole and 8th as a Chair. Having lived in Southeast Asia as well, it peaks my interests to preside over such a specialised committee with heightened focus over South East Asian affairs. My interests outside of MUN range from music, movies, pub crawling, oversleeping, pool, and discussing anything related to international relations. Looking forward to meeting you all in London soon!

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Kudirat Abiola
Vice Chair

Hello there! I am Kudi, a vice chair of ASEAN along with Mingyu. I am an International Student from Nigeria, and a first year student at the LSE, where I study International Social and Public Policy. I have participated in various MUN conferences and also served as a member of the secretariat at the African Leadership Academy Model African Union (ALAMAU) I also serve on the LSEMUN secretariat as a USG of Delegate Affairs. Outside MUN, I advocate for women’s rights. I have a passion for teaching and mentorship too. My purpose is to increase the involvement of youths in nation building through education and leadership. I am delighted to be part of the MUN team, and I cannot wait to meet you all! You can contact me at See you at the conference!

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