One person, the faculty advisor or head delegate, should submit all the papers for your entire delegation. Use the committee name, your assignment, and Conference A or B in the filename example: Submit all papers as PDF documents.
Position papers may serve as a starting point for negotiations and debate at the Conference. Well-crafted position papers can often take the place of formal opening speeches and allow Representatives to attend to the substantive work of their committees more quickly.
The position papers linked below demonstrate both the format and content of well-crafted position papers for AMUN. They were taken from actual position papers from past AMUN conferences, though the delegation names have been removed.
Each delegation should submit one complete position paper that covers all of the committees and topics for their delegation.
Generally, position papers are about words one half page, single-spaced per topic. Topics in Security Council simulations are not pre-designated. Delegations on the Security Council or Historical Security Councils should select the two or three topics that are most important to their country and submit a position paper again, about words for each of those topics.
AMUN uses an online form for the submission of position papers. Papers are NOT submitted in hard copy. If, on the day of the deadline, you have difficulty submitting a position paper, please e-mail your submission to mail amun.
Each delegation should submit its position papers for ALL committees and topics at the same time.
Delegations may save partial position papers in the system before submitting the final position paper. Please do not include any header information e. A header that includes all of this information will be automatically generated by the online system.
Copying and pasting position papers from a word-processing document is the easiest way to ensure correct submission. Use two hard returns to create a paragraph break in the position paper. Do not include any formatting in the position paper—any bold, italic, or underline text will be lost.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about position papers or their submission. Remember that position papers are due by CST on 25 October in order to be eligible for a position paper award.
No position papers will be accepted after 4: CST on 9 November.Naturally, given its significance to the MUN experience, the position paper is something you want to excel at, and to do this, several criteria must be met.
Simply put, the position paper is meant to give delegates an opportunity to organize their research into an organized policy statement.
Before You Begin. MUN position papers, also known as policy papers, are usually one page per topic, very important although not required by every conference. A good position paper will show your chairs, and fellow delegates, that you have a good understanding of the topic, your country's experience with the topic and the policies your country would want to see implemented to handle the issue.
Writing a position paper will help you organize your ideas so that you can share your country's position with the rest of the committee.
If you conduct extensive research, a position paper should be easy to write. I’m a bit of a research nerd.
As a young and eager new delegate, I used to put all of my effort into writing a perfect position paper, spending weeks compiling every fact I could about the topics. In short, I found myself spending hours on end just sifting through the information I uncovered in.
Academic Papers. These are tough reads and the information is way too dense for Model UN. But they are probably the most insightful and rigorously edited sources you will find online. You can use Google Scholar to find papers. Don’t spent time trying to process a paper the way you would do for a .
Naturally, given its significance to the MUN experience, the position paper is something you want to excel at, and to do this, several criteria must be met. Simply put, the position paper is meant to give delegates an opportunity to organize their research into an organized policy .