TOPIC A Identifying, Sharing, and Remediating Faults in Cybersecurity
TOPIC B Tackling Local, Regional, and Global Hunger
DELEGATION SIZE Double
- Randolph Ramirez
The Asian-Europe Meeting Forum consists of 53 sovereign bodies aimed towards furthering the combination of the region’s status in the world, as well as interregional cooperation and integration. Unlike most regional bodies, ASEM seeks to cooperate both within one region, but also between two completely different regions. Delegates will have the ability to work with like minded nations coming from similar backgrounds, as well as distinct nations with different resources, methods, and ideas. Various topics come under discussion at ASEM’s biannual meetings, generally relating to integration and development of the regions; at the most recent summit, discussions included trade and investment, connectivity, sustainable development and the climate, and security challenges.
In discussion on Topic A, delegates will deliberate, draft, and evaluate potential solutions to cyber security within all levels in society and especially government. Both Asia and Europe invest heavily into cybersecurity, and make significant strides. Despite this, infamous hacks and information sharing still occurs. Countries without the proper infrastructure may struggle to solve this of their own volition. Delegates will look to share resources, ideas, and strategies in order to best support the region as a whole.
On Topic B, delegates will cooperate amongst the region to begin solving regional, and perhaps world hunger. Though certain nations make leaps and bounds in technology and trade, other nations struggle to provide food related infrastructure and resources. Full regional advancement can only be obtained once heavily mitigating issues such as hunger are solved. Delegates will work to highlight key areas of resource management, investment, and providing aide in order to make progress in local and world hunger, both between the regions and the rest of the world.
Background Guide last updated 12/22/2019
- Czech Republic
- Korea, Republic of
- Lao People's Democratic Republic
- New Zealand
- Russian Federation
- United Kingdom