Belt and Road Initiative Forum – Intermediate Committee

Held in 2017 and hosted by China, the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation was attended by 29 foreign Heads of State and Government and representatives from other countries and international organisations. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a development strategy proposed by the Chinese government to enhance connectivity and cooperation between Eurasian countries. The Forum seeks to serve as a platform for the joint formulation of action plans implementing the BRI in areas like infrastructure, energy and resources and trade and investment.

Topic 1: The Future of the Silk Road Fund

Topic 2: Connecting Eurasia: Transport Linkages Across The Belt and Road

Your BRF Chairs

Lukas Hofmann

Lukas is 21 years old and studies economics at the university of Hamburg in his third year. He is captured in the parallel universe called MUN for five years now and his fascination has not decreased since then. When he is not studying or doing MUN-stuff, he spends his time reading or cooking for him and his friends. He very much looks forward to chair the OBOR forum at this year’s OxiMUN and is thrilled to see you in October for three days of intense and controversial debate.

Yi Jun is giving young people the help and encouragement
they need to pursue their ambitions in vocational areas of
work. He co-founded Advisory, an online initiative aimed at providing young Singaporeans with the opportunity to learn about different career options. The service provides users
with access to resources, and interviews with professionals
from a range of sectors to help them plan their future careers.
Yi Jun also served on the National Youth Council’s Young ChangeMakers (YCM) Grant Panel, to assess and mentor youth teams applying for funding for community improvement projects. While working with YCM, he acted as leader of Project Keep-In- Touch, which focused on building awareness of urban poverty
in Singapore. Together with his team, they raised $52,000 in 16 weeks, which went towards projects to help people living in disadvantaged areas. Yi Jun also serves as Project Leader (Networks) of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth, where he works to engage youth globally with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Yi Jun Mock

Yi Jun is a third-year BSc. Politics and International Relations undergraduate at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Hailing from Singapore, MUN has taken him to North America, Europe, and Asia, where he has chaired major conferences like London International and Singapore International MUNs. He has won Diplomacy and Best Delegate Awards at Harvard, Oxford, and Cambridge MUNs. His passion for sustainable development has also seen him speak at UN conferences like the World Urban Forum and Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development. He was Vice-President of the LSESU United Nations Society, where he is Chairing Officer.

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