Submitting your position paper:
- Position papers will be physically turned in during the first committee session.
- Please have two copies of your position paper ready for the conference (one for yourself and one for the chairs).
The main point of a position paper is to present your country's
opinion to the other delegates in your committee.
A position paper should strictly state the position
of your country—it is not a place to offer compromises. In general, remember:
- Be organized.
- Be straightforward and informative.
- Be clear and factual.
- Be sure to take the point of your country.
- Be sure that you refer to yourself as the country you represent, not "I."
As for the structure of your position paper, the following should be useful:
- In a brief introduction, you should be able to greet the Chair and state the topics.
- Include an overview of your country's own problem in historical context; include UN action
that has directly impacted your country and/or its position.
- Identify problems in terms of your country's current situation.
- Be sure to describe what your country wants to take place in accordance with UN actions.
- In your conclusion, summarize the topic and restate your country's major points.