Key elements of position papers.

Information regarding background guides and position papers:
New York and it needs to be a 2 page 10 point font single spaced position paper. Chicago and St. Louis papers are to be one side of one sheet of 8½ by 11 inch paper and should include the position of the delegation on all of the designated topic areas of the committee or council.

1. Background guides (do not copy anything from Background guide because the people who write the background guides are the ones who will be reading your paper).
a. Take notes on the material on your background guide. Which resolutions or reports are important? Know the key terms for your topics.
b. Have a basic understanding your topic area.
c. When researching material for your position papers begin by trying to answer the questions often in the conclusions of your topic areas.

2.Making folders and/for Notebook ( either handheld binder or computer)

a. Make a NMUN and MMUN folders of file in your laptops or flash drives.

i. Frameworks that support your stance.
ii. Key sources that you may need while in committee e.g. the charter, frameworks, international law documents…
iii. Links to sources that may useful to your paper e.g. Speeches, documents, links, missions page

3. Basic understanding on your countries’ approach possible policy solution.
a. What role should developed countries play?
b. What role should Regional Originations play such as the European Union play?
c. What is your countries’ stance on transparency?
d. What are partnerships?

4. How to begin your paper.
a. In your paper you the reader should know how your resolution should read.
b. Focus on how each sentence could be converted into a perambulatory or an operative clause.
c. Keep in mind the big questions people may ask. What when where why and how.

5. What specific interest does your country have on your committee’s topic areas?
a. How will your resolution affect the Kenya?
b. What has been done in your country that is relevant to your topic?

6. Who speaks on topics relevant your committee?
a. Look for speeches from the major diplomats of the country.
b. What has been done in your country address these issues?

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