Security Council 1
The question of accountability and oversight of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (PKOs)
The situation in South Sudan
Vivian Chiu (IBST)
I’m Vivian Chiu, a junior from the International Bilingual School at Tainan (IBST), and it is my utmost honor to serve as your President for Security Council.
I started MUN in grade 6 as a delegate that took no POIs and only managed a short speech to a delegate that was known for aggressively questioning the delegates of Myanmar and PRC about the Rohingya refugee crisis. Throughout the following years, MUN improved my public speaking skills, sparked my interest in international relations, and prompted me to step out of my comfort zone, eventually becoming a chair and leading delegates to embrace the world of MUN.
As your President, I would make this STMUN conference as educational, memorable, and exciting as possible. Delegates, immerse yourselves in the world of MUN! Throughout this conference, become globally aware citizens and propose new ideas without hesitation. I started MUN as a scared delegate, and since I have been able to step out of my comfort zone through the help of my chairs, as your President, I hope to do the same. Besides MUN, I also enjoy playing clarinet, debate, and reading. Talk to me if you also share these interests! I look forward to seeing you all at STMUN XIII!
Claudia Chuang (KAS)
My name is Claudia Chuang, a current sophomore attending Kaohsiung American School. It is my utmost pleasure to serve as the vice president of the Security Council at this year’s annual STMUN conference. STMUN XIII will be my eighth conference and first time chairing.
I first embarked on my MUN journey as an extremely shy seventh-grader; during my first conference, I recall feeling extremely intimidated and only managed to squeeze through a few POIs. Even though I barely spoke, I paid close attention to the resolutions at hand, the concerns made, and the consensus reached; rather, I remember vividly how incredibly professional everyone else was- and just like that, I knew then exactly that MUN was something that I would encourage myself to pursue. Since then, MUN has played a focal role in my personal growth and has fostered my passion in advocating for human rights, concurrently opening my eyes to the manifold pressing issues we face and the solutions that ought to be taken as a global community. I hope this opportunity will assist all those attending to gain further insights on global issues, cultivate an objective outlook towards our world, and develop the confidence necessary in public speaking. I look forward to seeing all of you in December!