UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC & SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (UNESCAP)
CHAIR: JAEBOK LEE
2008 marked a period of global economic turmoil. In the wake of the largest international financial crisis since the US Great Depression, Pacific Asia is in a uniquely situated position. With a number of domestic markets across the globe reeling from the repercussions of the past year and preparing for possible aftershocks, and the international economic community poised for the taking, small and big markets alike in Asia and the Pacific have the capability to rise to global importance. Finding a balance between economic growth and globalization and economic security and domestic sovereignty, especially with the world entrenched in such a precarious place, will be vital to success in UNESCAP discussions. How will pacific powers like the USA, China, Russia, Japan, or Korea sustain their growing economies while assuring competitive balance across the globe? How can smaller markets safely grow their own influence, particularly given the perils displayed by the recent global economic crash? How can individual nations work to push the global economy forward while keeping their own interests in mind? UNESCAP will work to protect both individual member states and the global trade system as they attempt to bounce back from the global financial crisis, and further economic development.
Sustainable Development Infrastructure
Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation
Topic Abstract COMING SOON
APPROXIMATE COMMITTEE SIZE: 130 (DOUBLE DELEGATION)
About the Chair
Jaebok Lee is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service Class of 2020 majoring in Regional Studies with a focus on Asia. Raised in Seoul and Los Angeles, Jaebok got involved in Model UN as a high school sophomore and is excited to continue his passion for the incredible game in college. Outside of NAIMUN, Jaebok has served as Executive Director of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs and has travelled extensively with Georgetown’s MUN team. He can often be found looking for food and crying over lost Snapchat streaks.