March 2nd MUN Conference @ Humphrey: Papers Due: February 23rd @midnight March 20th MUN Conference @ UofM: Papers Due: March 10th @ midnigh
Each committee topic should be addressed in a succinct policy statement representing the relevant views of your assigned country, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), or expert role. You should identify and address international and regional conventions, treaties, declarations, resolutions, and programs of action that are relevant to the policy of your country or NGO. You should also include recommendations for action to be taken by your committee. A delegate’s role as a Member State, Observer State, or NGO should affect the way a position paper is written. To understand these differences, please refer to the Delegate Preparation Guide. It may also be helpful to view a Sample Position Paper. A position paper should be submitted for each assigned committee.
The one page position paper
Do not submit papers for committees not assigned to your country/NGO
No more than two delegates can represent a single country/NGO in a committee (unless assigned three per delegation)
If you assign two delegates to represent a country/NGO on a committee, then submit one position paper jointly, not separate position papers from each individual.
Please pay careful attention to the following guidelines when drafting and submitting your position papers. Only those delegations that follow the guidelines and meet the submission deadline will be eligible for position paper awards.
All papers must be typed and formatted according to the standards below:
Length must not exceed one page
Margins must be set at 1 inch or 2.54 cm. for the whole paper
Font must be Times New Roman sized between 10 pt. and 12 pt.
The positions presented must reflect the actual positions of your country, even if this is outside of Delegates comfort zone. We support an open learning environment and this is essential to Model UN simulations.
Individual names of Delegates, Country/NGO name, school name, and committee name must be clearly labeled on the first page, upper left hand corner
National symbols (headers, flags, etc.) are deemed inappropriate for MUN position papers
Bibliography of sources must now be included in the second page - Acceptable format: APA
Please note that position papers must be comprised of entirely original writing - UNA-MN MUN Conference will not tolerate plagiarism, including copying from Committee Background Guides. Violation of this policy may result in dismissal from the conference. Although United Nations documentation is considered within the public domain, the conference does not allow the verbatim re-creation of these documents.