Tips for a perfect Position Paper at Model United Nations
Dear Country Delegates: For Rotaract MUN at Change the World New York in the United Nations Headquarters the professionalism is the key aspect in everything we all do.
The research and the preparation of the position papers are two very important steps before attending any Model United Nations event with high standards.
We always recommend to our delegates to learn as much as they can about their country direct from the source and visit the representative missions of their country or any cultural institute or organization.
From technical point of view, here are important tips for you to write the best position paper, better then a UN Delegation itself
Background on Topic
Clear description of the topic
Previous UN documents and resolutions with dates
Prominent actors and victims
Citable statistics and facts
Country’s current position
Include several (2-4)quotes from prominent officials i.e., Committee officials, government officials, and UN
Reference with quotes to reputable documents (1-2)
Current functioning strategies in place
New strategies based on previous strategies that are nonfunctional
Ways to improve or address the issue based on country’s wishes
Length: 1-2 pages with 1 inch margins
Font size 12pt, double spaced
Three in-text citations with Works Cited MLA style
Proper heading: Country, committee, topic, etc.
Grammar and Punctuation
Correct tense use
Extra Point for Appropriate language (for UN setting)