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UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization


Maya Braunstein


Hello Delegates! My name is Maya Braunstein, a junior from Hsinchu County American School and I’ll be serving as your President for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. 


I started attending MUN conferences during my freshman year and as I joined more and more, I began to find my love for all things MUN. I enjoy it most because it allows future leaders to debate real world topics in a fun but serious manner. It also builds up important skills for our future, such as public speaking, confidence, and problem solving. Best of all, it allows us to meet others from around the country and share our opinions and form connections. MUN has made me into a more aware and confident person because it informs me on multiple perspectives of global issues and has built up my confidence to become a better leader and speaker.


For new delegates, my one piece of advice is to be confident! I know it can be scary to be placed in a room to debate on real world issues as a country. It seems especially horrifying to see everyone dressed formally and speaking a specific way. However, the only way to learn is to be a part of it! Plus, MUN is much more fun when you are active and participating in debate rather than sitting on the side and listening. Don’t be scared to speak, and if you make mistakes, just think of it as a learning process! For experienced delegates, I would advise you to support other delegates and add meaningful ideas to the debate. I want this to be a very fruitful and fun experience for everyone, so make sure to bring everything you have!


As for me, other than MUN, I enjoy baking, playing basketball, and listening to music (specifically Taylor Swift!). If you have any questions about MUN, or anything else, feel free to reach out to me! I look forward to seeing everyone in April!

Greetings! My name is Jeffrey Wan, a junior at the International Bilingual School in Hsinchu Park, and I’ll be serving as the deputy president for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. 


My MUN journey began in seventh grade as an admin, passing notes and filling water bottles for delegates in HSINMUN. I quickly became entranced by the intense debate and was surprised at the willingness of each delegate to contribute to the discussion. As I joined the club and began to attend conferences as a delegate myself, I was mesmerized by the sheer size of the MUN world, with passionate students not just in every corner of Taiwan but also across the globe. Through MUN, I have been able to meet many people of different backgrounds, and these experiences have taught me valuable lessons about public speaking, problem-solving, and viewing global events from numerous unique perspectives. 


To new delegates, the best advice I can give is to not be shy. During my first conference, I was pretty nervous about even approaching the podium for my opening speech, but I quickly learned that people in MUN are pretty nice and accepting. There is really no right or wrong in MUN, so there is no reason to be afraid about having your voice heard. To more experienced delegates, remember to stay on stance, be creative, and come prepared with points to contribute to the debate. As a chair, I will try my best to be as approachable as possible, so don’t hesitate to ask me any questions. Of course, don’t forget to have fun!


Aside from MUN, I enjoy binging TV shows and movies well as playing basketball and the piano, but feel free to approach me during the conference to talk about anything. Good luck to you all and I look forward to seeing everyone in April!

Deputy  President

Jeffery Wan



       - 1001 Addressing the protection of cultural heritage sites in conflict zones


       - 1002 Preventing the loss of the mother tongues of ethnic minorities

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