Why do we submit position papers?
Position papers are an excellent way for advisors, students, and conference staff to verify that the students are prepared and understand the topics of debate from their country's perspective. Speeches and resolution ideas can be drawn from position papers during the conference.
Where can I learn about position papers?
Learn how to write a position paper by reading our online Model UN Preparation Guide. This online guide also provides helpful research and writing tips.
Who writes position papers?
Each delegation should write ONE position paper on EACH topic in each committee, including the Security Council.
John and Cindy are representing Spain in the General Assembly. They should work together to write one position paper on Multinational Terrorist Groups.
Where do submitted position papers go?
ALL position papers submitted by the deadline will be sent to the presiding staff of the appropriate committee. It is beneficial for the staff to read all position papers prior to the conference in order to direct the committee more effectively. In addition, all position papers submitted by this date will be considered for a Position Paper Award in each committee. Position papers will not be returned to students after submission.
We will be receiving more than 900 position papers, so it is very important that directions are followed exactly during the submission process. Each delegation must submit their position paper separately to the appropriate committee email address.
How do I submit a position paper?
Deadline to submit position papers is March 14, 2014.
2014 Middle School Committee Position Paper Email Addresses
- Cut and paste each position paper into the body of an e-mail.
- Confirm that the heading, located at the top of each position paper, is accurate.
It must include:
- Name of School
- Name of Committee
- Name of Country
- Type the Committee Name and Country Name in the subject line of the e-mail. Please be sure to identify the specific committee.
- Do NOT include questions or comments regarding conference logistics in the e-mail. Substantive questions about the topic may be asked, and will be responded to by conference staff in the Spring.
- Do NOT include attachments to the e-mail.
- Do NOT include more than one position paper per e-mail.
- Send the e-mail containing position paper to the appropriate committee e-mail address below.