For over 50 years, ASEAN has united Southeast Asian countries to facilitate economic, trade and military cooperation. The high political and economic diversity of ASEAN members makes it difficult for them to come to a consensus. Delegates must be prepared to use quiet diplomacy and sophisticated decision-making to resolve matters of migration, economic integration and development.
One vision, one identity, one community. ASEAN has quickly become the epicenter of economic development and due to the growth of opportunities in countries like Singapore and Malaysia, people are migrating in search of jobs, education and change. Will the delegates in this session of ASEAN use quiet diplomacy and accommodation, the pillars of international relations in the ASEAN region to address the topic of migration?
Topic: Reducing Corruption in Less-Developed Nations
Amidst the sunny tropics and diverse culture in Southeast Asia, lies an underlying problem that plagues the government, public systems and international relations. In order to properly develop ASEAN nations that haven’t been at pace with nations like Singapore, delegates must first put in place policies for transparency in governments to remove corruption.