What is it and how to make one
A position paper defines your delegation’s position and stance, hence it’s called a position paper. Using this position paper, you will create a resolution on the first day of the conference or before.
The first paragraph
Introduce and define the topic.
Explain the key terms in your own words.
Provide examples on what other countries have done
Define if it’s a major problem and whether it needs attention
The second paragraph
State the position of your delegation in the opening sentence such as you’re for or against the topic.
Mention if your country is affected and what your government thinks about it.
Name the organizations that your country has joined.
State actions that your country has taken for or against the problem.
The third paragraph
The most important paragraph in the position paper.
Provide future solutions.
Solutions can be provided by you or acts that are yet to be executed.
Is essential towards the resolution to be made.
Important to know...
Your position paper must be approximately 1 page long.
It must follow the format mentioned above.
It must utilize MUN related terms (For help with this, please refer to ‘The Basics’ page).
Making a Resolution
The first line should include the committee/ council name.
The next line should include the sponsors.
The third line should include the signatories.
The last line states the topic to be debated.
Pre-ambulatory Clauses (pre-amps)
Should state the issues the committee aims to solve.
Should state the previous international actions taken on the issue.
May also state the reasons why the committee is working on the issue.
Must utilize underlined pre-ambulatory clauses (refer to The Basics page)
Operative Clauses (OCs)
Provide solutions to the issue.
Address the issues specifically mentioned in the pre-ambulatory clauses.
Number them to be distinguished from pre-amps.
Include more OCs than pre-amps.
Utilize underlined operative clauses (refer to The Basics pages).