GENERAL ASSEMBLY I:
DISARMAMENT AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Chair: Kyra Dean (HIS)
Co-Chair: Tongtong Tseng (THHS)
Hello, delegates! My name is Kyra Dean, and I am a current senior at Hsinchu International School. It is with utmost pleasure to be serving as your Head Chair for General Assembly 1 at this year's HSINMUN conference. I have been participating in MUN since the seventh grade, and HSINMUN XIX will be the 9th conference I've chaired and the 18th I've attended.
MUN is not only about finding your own opinion but also about listening and understanding the perspectives of others. Through my experiences in Model United Nations, I have become an active learner, an effective communicator, and a critical thinker and problem solver. MUN has enabled me to become more aware of issues that plague our world and shaped me into the global citizen I am today. As your head chair, I want to make myself as approachable as possible and allow delegates to ask me about the issue at hand. To ensure that the most effective and feasible solutions are produced, I highly encourage all delegates to complete extensive background research on the topic beforehand. New delegates may feel shy to speak up at first because they are unsure of the debate procedure and their respective country stances, but I want to be the one to provide you with the confidence you need to approach the podium and voice your opinions. As I was once that shy delegate unable to approach the floor, I hope that at this conference, I can assist all delegates in allowing them to express themselves and become active fighters for our future. With that being said, I truly cannot wait to see you all at HSINMUN XIX this October!
My name is Tongtong Tseng, currently a junior at Ta Hwa High School (THHS). I started participating in MUN as a delegate with HSINMUN XVI as my first ever conference in eighth grade, and started chairing in my sophomore year. I consider myself as more of an introvert but also someone who is deeply engaged in discussing global issues with delegates worldwide, and interacting with others has strengthened my social skills. Through each conference I attend, I have found passion in leading and encouraging newcomer delegates to get involved in collaborating with others to solve issues. This year’s conference will be a chance for all of us to come together, share ideas, and learn from one another. Looking forward to meeting you all soon!