UN Development Program
I’m Anderson Chung, a current sophomore at Hsinchu County American School. It is with great gratitude and honor that I serve as the Deputy President of the United Nations Development Programme.
I joined MUN in seventh grade and have attended eleven conferences ever since, which means that I started my MUN journey rather early compared to others at my school. From the instant I stepped into the gates of my first conference, I was in awe of how confident and professional everyone looked in the room yet filled with I shook my legs frantically as I made my way across to my seat. I have to admit, I only spoke once in my very first conference. I remember being traumatized by the anxiety and worry on that day. It was my friend who finally urged me to take a shot with the new MUN club my school started. My reluctant attitude then began to slowly fade away as time passed, looking back on that shy, timid kid who once was even scared to open his mouth and mind to the room. I couldn’t help but be grateful for the way this experience has crafted and shaped me into the person I am today. One piece of advice I would definitely give to new delegates is to believe in yourself and know that it’s okay to be nervous and possibly mess some things up on stage. We are all here to learn and improve ourselves by helping each other as a community.
But anyways, about myself, I enjoy playing the piano (sometimes making my own music), drawing (preferably sketching people), creating my own stories (I’m currently working on a novel), and watching movies & shows (who doesn’t). As a person who has stood in the shoes of a nervous, shy, and new delegate, I promise to do the best I can to provide help to my fellow delegates in UNDP. I look forward to meeting you all at the conference. Thank you very much.
My name is Jason Yang, currently a sophomore at Hsinchu County American School, and honored to be your Deputy Chair for the UNDP. This year's TAIMUN would mark my 13th conference overall and 3rd time chairing. My first ever introduction to MUN was back in 2017 when I attended my first conference where I could still vividly recall the nervousness I felt when giving a speech. After attending a few more conferences however, those experiences have opened my world view of MUN as not just a place to debate, but also to learn, grow, and appreciate new ideas and solutions. I enjoyed to debate even before attending Model UN, yet MUN has taught me a deeper level of collaboration and analysis and to understand the nuances of each topic. I love to explore the intricate details of each topic and how it impacts the world. Feel free to come to me for any questions, concerns, or assistance if every they occur.
Besides debating and MUN, I enjoy playing video games, cooking (eating), and binging Netflix shows. Don't hesitate to approach me to talk and discuss about any of these shared interests. Overall, I'm incredibly excited to attend TAIMUN and create an interesting and fruitful experience for everyone. Can't wait to see you all soon.