Economic & Social Council
Greetings! My name is Emma Hwang, a senior from Hsinchu County American School and I’ll be serving as your Head Chair for TAIMUN XXI.
I began MUN during my sophomore year and have fallen in love with it ever since. The fluidity, formality, and flow of the debate have awed me throughout every conference and I hope to bring the same atmosphere to my fellow delegates. MUN has definitely had a profound effect on me. Ever since I joined, I’ve been viewing the world differently and approaching global issues with different perspectives, whether it be social, political, or more. MUN has definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me develop more as a person, especially in terms of confidence.
My advice for new delegates is to speak up! As someone who was once a delegate like you, I understand that speaking at a conference may seem daunting because of its fast pace. However, whether it’s a POI or speech, pushing yourself and speaking during the debate will make you realize that it wasn’t so bad after all. For experienced delegates, be sure to offer complex resolutions and stick to your stance. The purpose of MUN is to model the diversity of ideas from countries in real life. We want opposing ideas to debate and people to back them!
A little bit more about me: I have two lovely birds that I adore with all my heart. They have inspired me to take an animal-related path in the future. I hope to take care of all types of animals in the future.
Anyway, if you have any questions about the procedure or my topic, feel free to let me know!
My name is Morris Chang, currently a junior (11th Grader) attending KCIS Linkou Campus. It is my honor to serve as the Deputy Chair of ECOSOC at TAIMUN XXI. This will be my 9th conference and this will be my 2nd time chairing.
When I first joined MUN in 8th Grade, I was shy and unsure of myself like many new delegates. But over time with more practice, I was able to progressively come out of my shell. Initially a rather reserved individual, my MUN journey has allowed me to develop the skills for persuasive communication and the confidence to present my ideas in front of others. I hope that TAIMUN, as a part of your own MUN journey, can help you get there! If it’s your first conference, don’t be afraid to speak up; MUN is all about expressing your opinions and working with others.
To me, MUN is also an opportunity to further one’s understanding of the world, an extensively multifaceted place. Attending a conference while doing research and debating on these topics allows us to understand this vast world we live in just a little more, not to mention all you learn about the country you represent through the process. MUN can help us conceptualize both the complex harmonies and dissonances which exist in our increasingly globalized society. If you have any questions about anything, please come talk to the chairs. But, anyways, at the end of the day, one of the beautiful things about MUN, in my opinion, is that you decide what you get out of the experience. So make TAIMUN what you wish it to be.
Aside from MUN, arguably too much time is spent learning modern songs on the violin, an activity I thoroughly enjoy. I also play basketball too~ I wish you the best of luck in our upcoming conference. Do your best and don’t be afraid to take the leap!
Hello delegates! My name is Jessie Chiang, a current sophomore at Taipei American School. It is my pleasure to be serving as Deputy Chair of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for TAIMUN XXI. I began my MUN journey in eighth grade with my first conference in Hsinchu. Starting like everyone else as a reserved delegate, I have grown into an experienced delegate, mentor, and chair that has held numerous roles in many different committees. I have gained experience in procedures including THIMUN, Crisis, UN4MUN, and ICJ in the two, almost three, years that I have been in MUN for.
This conference will be my 12th conference but it’s also my first time at TAIMUN so I’m on the same page with most of you! MUN has allowed me to share my experience and passion for current international topics, connecting with other like minded individuals from different cultural and personal backgrounds. Outside of MUN, I have lots of other hobbies and interests such as playing piano, playing volleyball, dancing, and watching kdrama. I also know almost 5 languages!
Anyways, let’s say a few words to the delegates. To new delegates, don’t hesitate to speak up or ask questions! To experienced delegates, you know what you’re doing! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me about any MUN-related or non-related things! MUN has changed me a lot as a person so I hope this conference will do the same to you. I look forward to meeting everyone at TAIMUN this year!