CPASS is seizing this opportunity to organise the model East Asia Summit, aiming to facilitate the clashing of perspectives between individuals of different cultural, education, socio-political backgrounds to exchange their views of matters of global importance. You will have the opportunity to act as the delegates of the member states in the East Asia Summit. will be divided into 5 panels, namely, Security Panel, Environment Panel, Economics Panel, Politics Panel and Welfare Panel. The organising committee has compiled some information for the delegates to consider. This should serve as the starting place for the delegates’ research for their respective agenda.
The East Asia Summit
The East Asia Summit (EAS) is a regional leaders’ forum for strategic dialogue and cooperation on key challenges facing the East Asian region. The EAS is a significant regional grouping with an important role to play in advancing closer regional integration and cooperation at a time of particular dynamism in East Asia. Membership of the EAS comprises the ten ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam), Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, the United States and Russia. The 18 EAS member countries represent collectively 55 per cent of the world’s population, account for almost 55 per cent of global GDP (according to IMF purchasing power parity GDP figures); EAS countries receive more than 74 per cent of Australia’s total exports. The centrepiece of the EAS year is an annual leaders’ Summit, usually held back-to-back with annual ASEAN leaders’ meetings. In addition, a number of ministerial and senior officials’ meetings are held during the year to take forward leaders’ initiatives.