Xin chao! Greetings from Vietnam! Than Tran Bao Ngoc is a junior majoring in International Relations and Communication at the Academy of Journalism and Communication. She was chosen as one of 250 young leaders worldwide to join the US Government fully funded GlobalUGRAD exchange program. She is now an intern in the US Embassy in Vietnam.
She has been MUN-ing for over 2 years and got invited to represent Vietnam and Asia-Pacific youth's voice in the United Nations ECOSOC Youth Forum held in UN Headquarters in 2023. As an active ASEAN youth, she took part in ASEAN Foundation ASEAN Model Meeting (AFMAM) 2022, ASEAN-China Young Leaders Program 2023, and ASEAN-Japan Students Conference 2023 (JENESYS). She is also a certified ASEAN Foundation ASEAN Model Meeting Trainer.
By being the Board of Director at this remarkable event, she hopes to work with amazing young leaders from across the globe on solving heated issues in a diplomatic manner. She believes that Asia World MUN is an amazing platform for the voice of the youth to be heard and for the long-lasting friendship to be made.
Since 2019, Min Punia @ Francis has been a youth advocate for better youth participation in Southeast Asian policy processes. Originally from Myanmar, he was initiated into the ASEAN policy sphere under the tutelage of the programmes of the ASEAN Foundation and the ASEAN Youth Forum, namely - the E-ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme 2020, Common Purpose - ASEAN Young Leaders Program 2020 and the School of Advocacy for Youth on Human Rights in Southeast Asia 2021 by the ASEAN Youth Forum. Francis has also led delegations and chaired several national-level Model ASEAN Meetings and regional youth diplomacy projects such as the Model ASEAN Meeting Myanmar 2020, Khmer Model ASEAN Meeting 2020 and ASEAN Youth Symposium on Healthcare 2020. With a focus on regional youth diplomacy and ASEAN, Francis has committed to knowledge sharing and youth empowerment for Southeast Asian youth, collaborating with various stakeholders in ASEAN and beyond. In 2021, Francis was selected by the ASEAN – Australia Review 2020 to publish his analysis of youth initiatives in Southeast Asia - "Changing Perceptions: Analysing the Forms and Potential of Youth Stakeholder Engagement in Southeast Asia". Currently, Francis is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Global Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as the recipient of the University Admission Scholarship
Manuel Campos’ career is mainly focused on the field of diplomacy and international relations. This year he graduated from “Global Studies” at the Pompeu Fabra University and now he is studying a master in International Governance and Diplomacy at SciencesPo Paris. During the second half of 2022, Manuel had the opportunity to study a semester at Yale-NUS Singapore. During the last three years he has been able to combine his academic training with solid professional experience through different professional practices in various countries. Between 2021 and 2022, he worked for nine months at the Uruguayan Consulate in Barcelona. During the spring of 2023 he moved to Estonia to work at Hispaania Maja, a Spanish company in Estonia in charge of promoting the Spain Brand in the small Baltic country. During last summer, he was selected by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation to do an internship at the Spanish Embassy in Amman, Jordan. There, he had the opportunity to work in the political section of the representation, participating in high-level meetings with diplomats from around the world and closely monitoring the human rights situation and stability in the region. Manuel is also a freelance journalist currently working for The Political Room. For the last two years, he has worked as a “correspondent” writing articles from various countries such as Brunei, Gambia and Laos and have entered high-risk areas such as Western Sahara, Ukraine (during the war), the Fergana Valley (Uzbekistan), northern Kosovo and refugee camps in Lebanon. His reports and articles “on the ground” have been accompanied by short audiovisual reports about his experience and the topics discussed in the articles, including interviews with local people involved and other actors involved in the issues I address. The success of these articles has allowed me to participate in different interviews with renowned figures in Spain such as Yago Rodríguez, the creator of one of the most important analyses in the world of defense and international affairs in Spain. Manuel has actively participated in MUNs since 2020, taking him to different places around the world such as Ljubljana, Sharm el Sheikh and Maastricht, Paris and Barcelona both as a delegate and as a chair, where he has been able to put into play his abilities in numerous security affairs in committees such as NATO, the European Union, WTO and the Security Council
Peniel is an employee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia. He got his degree from Polytechnic of State Finance STAN. He is really passionate about international issues. He started his Model United Nations journey in 2019. Throughout his experiences in International MUN conferences, he has won many awards. He is looking forward to meeting the delegates and having fruitful discussions and substantial debate in the council. He wishes all delegates the best of luck.
Hailing from Malaysia - we have Sofia to chair for UNESCO council. Sofia currently working in media agency for almost 6 years. She has a bachelor degree in Media Studies from University of Malaya and was active MUN-er since high school. Throughout her journey in MUN, she has won several awards as delegates and has been chairing numerous conferences either locally & internationally. Previously, she was the advisor for Johor Model United Nation for two years where the objective is to provide an effective and constructive platform for young leaders to engage in fruitful exchanges of ideas and opinions with her team known as Johor Student Leaders Council (JSLCA).
Christianne Gerarde D. Bartolazo is an Immigration Assistant at one of the Philippines' largest law firms. He graduated from De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde in Manila with a Bachelor of Arts Major in Consular and Diplomatic Affairs. During his academic journey, he had the opportunity to widen his horizons as an exchange student at Universitas Gadjah Mada's Faculty of Social and Political Science in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Since 2018, he has been an active participant in Model United Nations (MUN) conferences. He has participated in a number of local and international MUNs, both as a delegate and as a member of the dais. In 2018, he co-chaired the International Organization for Migration (IOM) at AWMUN II in Bangkok, Thailand, and the United Nations World Tourist Organization (UNWTO) at AWMUN III in Bali, Indonesia. He considers his participation in MUN to be an important part of his personal and professional development.
In addition to his MUN engagement, Christianne is a dedicated advocate of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He actively participates in various advocacy groups, including Botong Kabataan and the Council of Young Leaders of the Philippines, reflecting his commitment to making a positive impact on society.
Huspidiatul Anwar Gemadiyah or Huspi is an International Relations graduate from Brawijaya University, Indonesia, minoring in International Security and Peace. Currently he is pursuing his passion by becoming one of the researcher at a local think-tank in Indonesia. He has covered a wide-range of research for whether for his model meetings purposes or work on the topic of human security, including human rights issues in both Africa and the MENA region, renewable energy policy, refugee-related issues, social protection, and currently he is working on a research product related to ASEAN Standards and Certiﬁcation for Experts in Disaster Management
Hailing from India, Naman Sharma is a recent economics graduate from the prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. He was introduced to the concept of Model UN during highschool and has been a part of myriad conferences as delegate, Chair and Secretariat Member in conferences world-wide. He is interested in a wide range of issues including development and political economics, contemporary geopolitics and international strategic affairs. He is also a part of various student run global organisations and is currently serving as the Regional Director for Raffles Global Network.
When not indulged with studies he spends most of his time reading fiction, watching movies and football. He passes his best to the delegates of AWMUN 2023 and wishes that everyone can have a multidisciplinary and holistic learning outcome while having fun. He can be reached via email at [email protected]