Model U N ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS
8th annual G-FMUN conference on the 11th and 12th of January, 2013.
Gar-Field MUN (G-FMUN) puts a different spin on their conference that makes it truly unique. Furthermore, they are proud to say that each chair in every committee is a member of MUN at the collegiate level and has been in MUN since their freshmen year of high school. They have much experience to back them and the debate in our committees will reflect that.
This year’s conference theme is “the significance of history and its lasting impact on the world we live in today”. In the rush of our daily lives, it is easy to forget that many of the global crises we see on the news did not simply occur overnight.
G-FMUN will be hosting 12 high-school committees this year, including 2 joint-crisis committees and several specialized committees.
We will be hosting the following historical committees:
· The Treaty of Tordesillas
· The Iranian Revolutionary Council (joint-crisis)
· Battle of Stalingrad (joint-crisis)
General Assembly committees:
· Economic and Financial (ECOFIN)
· Disarmament and International Security (DISEC)
· United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).
Specialized committees will include:
· United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
· Organization of American States (OAS; Spanish-Speaking))
· World Trade Organization (WTO)
Finally, our unique crisis committee this year will be…
· The Divided States of America (a dystopic USA)
G-FMUN’s club’s page can be opened at the following web address:
How to Write a Position Paper
Writing a position paper might appear to be a daunting task, especially for new delegates.
But with enough research, you will find that writing a position paper will be easy and useful. Position papers are usually one page single spaced. Your position paper should include a brief introduction followed by a comprehensive breakdown of your country's position on the topics that are being discussed by the committee. A good position paper will not only provide facts but also make proposals for resolutions. Many conferences will ask for specific details in a position paper, so be sure to include all the required information. Most conferences will provide delegates a background guide to the issue. Usually, the background guide will contain questions to consider. Make sure that your position paper answers these questions.
A good position paper will include:
A brief introduction to your country and its history concerning the topic and committee;
How the issue affects your country;
Position Paper Tips
Keep it simple: To communicate strongly and effectively, avoid flowery wording and stick to uncomplicated language and sentence structure.
Get organized: Give each separate idea or proposal its own paragraph. Make sure each paragraph starts with a topic sentence.
Cite your sources: Have a bibliography.
Read and reread: Leave time to edit your position paper. Ask yourself if the organization of the paper makes sense and double-check your spelling and grammar.
Speech! Speech! So it’ll help you organize your thoughts for an introductory speech. DO
NOT READ OFF THE PAPER.
The Meat: Include your country’s policy and background and everything, but the most important part of the position paper are the IDEAS! I always go back to my paper when I am writing my resolution, so make sure to include some feasible solutions so that your chair knows who to give credit too when those ideas are in a resolution.
Let the bullets fly: Try not to let your proposals become lost in a sea of information. For speechmaking, create a bulleted list of your proposals along with your most important facts and statistics so that you will not lose time looking for them during debate.
Andrea Moussaoui -
Room 602 - Model UN
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