Position Paper Info

Position Papers will be due April 30, 2015.

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.

For example:
John and Cindy are representing Spain in the World Health Organization committee. They should work together to write one position paper on Maternal Health.

Where do submitted position papers go?

ALL position papers submitted by the due date 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 deadline will be considered for a Position Paper Award in each committee. Position papers will not be returned to students after submission.

How do I submit a position paper?

We will be receiving more than 1000 position papers, so it is very important that directions are followed exactly during the submission process. Each delegation must submit their position paper(s) separately to the appropriate committee e-mail address.

2015 GCIMUN Committee Position Paper Email Addresses will be posted March 6, 2015.

GCIMUN Topic Committee Email Address
Organ Trafficking



Gendered Violence


Mobile Technology for Health


Economic Empowerment of Women and Youth

Eradication of Poverty: Post 2015 Agenda

Central African Republic
UN Peacekeeping


Malaria, TB and Infectious Diseases


Internet Freedom of Speech


Girls Education and Gender Equity
UN Women

Combating Deforestation


Access to  Vaccines-Preventable Disease


Sustainable Energy For All


Maternal Health


The Situation in Syria



Humanitarian Intervention - Responsibility to Protect 



  1. Cut and paste each position paper into the body of an e-mail.
  2. 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.
    • 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.
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