BEIMUN XXVIII Leadership Team
Secretary General – Shawn Teh
My name is Shawn Teh, and it is my greatest honor to serve as the Secretary-General of the 28th annual Beijing Model United Nations conference. Currently, I am a high school senior at the International School of Beijing.
I joined MUN back in middle school to improve my public speaking skills and my understanding of the world around me. After years into the program, I discovered that MUN is not just about speech and debate; instead, MUN is about learning current events and the unique process of interacting with students from all over the world. Regardless of your experience and position, I encourage that you remain enthusiastic and collaborative, as progress cannot be made unless we engage in diplomacy. Through our discourse, we will formulate and propose solutions to the issues that our generation will ultimately face. I hope that BEIMUN XXVIII will open you to new perspectives and challenge you to think critically.
I look forward to meeting all of you in February 2021.
Deputy Secretary General – Emma Liu
An excited welcome to all participants of the BEIMUN XXVIII!
My name is Emma Liu and it is my pleasure to serve as a member of the secretariat for the twenty-eighth annual Beijing Model United Nations conference. As a senior at the International School of Beijing, this will be my fourth year involved in MUN and 3rd BEIMUN conference.
I first joined MUN in middle school under the impression that I would improve my skills in speech and debate. However, I soon realized that MUN is much more than that. Throughout these few years, I have participated as a delegate, ICJ advocate, and Chair, where I have come to understand that MUN is much more about empathy. To have a truly fruitful debate, we must approach our committee topics with the deepest understanding and drive to alleviate the conditions of those in need.
I hope all participants approach the upcoming conference with this attitude firmly in mind. I’m so excited to see you all!
Deputy Secretary General – Gina Yoo
Dear participants of BEIMUN XVIII,
My name is Gina Yoo and it is my honor to serve as your Deputy Secretary-General for the twenty-eight annual Beijing Model United Nations conference.
I am a senior at the International School of Beijing, with this being my fifth year involved in MUN, and the third BEIMUN conference I have attended. When I look back at my middle school self, a girl whom I can now only recognize by her unmoving will to help herself and those around her, I can’t help but smile knowing that she has years of excitement, curiosity, and knowledge awaiting her. Not only that, but I also look ahead, hoping that my future entails a path of learning even more rich than what I have currently gained from MUN. I hope that each and every one of you is able to reflect upon your own experiences the same way and that BEIMUN XVIII will be a treasured moment on each of your own paths.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, our team decided to cancel our 2019 conference, which was devastating news for everyone, including all of you, our prospective participants. I sincerely hope that all participants will be able to appreciate the values the MUN program embodies and recognize the responsibilities each of us has as global citizens, especially in these uncertain times. Here’s to BEIMUN XVIII!
Deputy Secretary General – Eric Xie
Welcome to BEIMUN XXVIII!
My name is Eric Xie, and it is an honor to serve as one of your Deputy Secretary Generals for the twenty-eighth Beijing Model United Nations conference. I am a current high school junior attending the International School of Beijing, and this will be my fifth year in the MUN program.
My MUN journey began back in middle school, where I hoped to improve my public speaking skills and learn about diplomacy. After five years in MUN, I not only achieved these goals but also gained a better understanding of the program. MUN isn’t just speech and debate but rather about how students from various backgrounds cooperate to overcome the modern-day issues that threaten global society today; therefore, we cannot underestimate the role MUN plays in our fragmented world.
I hope that all participants–delegates, admins, chairs, and directors–will recognize the importance of MUN and the responsibilities every individual must uphold as we approach the upcoming conference.
I’m thrilled to see you all in February!
Head Admin – Leighton DuYang
To all attending BEIMUN XXVIII,
My name Leighton DuYang, and it is my pleasure to be serving as one of your Head Admins for the twenty-eighth Beijing Model United Nations conference. As a senior student in the International School of Beijing, this will be my fourth year of MUN.
When I was but a freshman, I chose to attend MUN to further my public speaking skills through debate, and it has greatly improved since them, but it also has helped me accomplish so much more. MUN is not just centered around giving public speeches, but it also focuses on research and teamwork. The conferences encourage all participants to work hard to provide themselves and others with the best experience they can have. It is at these MUN conferences where I fully developed my speaking, research, and teamwork skills, and I look forward to seeing the delegates and chairs improving themselves the same way.
This year, our team aims to create the best conference possible for all of its participants, and I am excited to be able to welcome everyone to BEIMUN XXVIII.
Head Admin – Shane Lim
Welcome all participants to BEIMUN XXVIII!
My name is Shane Lim, and it is my greatest pleasure to serve as one of your Head Admins for the twenty-eighth Beijing Model United Nations conference. I am currently a high school junior at the International School of Beijing.
With an avid interest in global issues and diplomacy, I first joined MUN in middle school. I also wanted to improve my public speaking skills through the program. After four years and now in my fifth, I realized MUN is a hub for interaction: where great minds - with different knowledge, perspectives, and experiences - come together to help resolve the issues threatening our global society ultimately. At the conference, I wish all participants will make significant efforts to have constructive debates and progress.
I hope all participants are as excited as I am for BEIMUN XXVIII. I look forward to meeting you all there.