Position Papers are the culmination of your research and preparation for a Model United Nations conference. At MSUMUN, position papers are required to be eligible for a committee award. Position papers are a report written by each delegate that will outline your country’s position on the issues to be discussed in your committee or cabinet. Your position paper should attempt to answer the following questions: What is the history of the problem? What has the international community done about this problem? What does my country hope to achieve in committee to solve the problem? Who will be willing to help and who will stand in my way to achieve this goal?
Position papers are required for all Committees. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will not have position papers but will require memorials. Papers should be about 250 words per topic (750 words total) to sufficiently examine the above questions. Crisis Position Papers should be at least 500 words and should be written from the point of view of your character/country and be an overview of your goals for the committee and what direction you hope the committee goes. Position papers must be a minimum of 500 words to be considered. All position papers are due by February 8, 2013.
Please email your position papers to the following email address depending on your committee:
Special Commission on Genetic Ethics: email@example.com
International Court of Justice: firstname.lastname@example.org
Democratic National Convention: email@example.com
African Union: firstname.lastname@example.org
Iroquois Confederacy: email@example.com
UNSC 1990s: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Aeronautics and Space Council: email@example.com
Soviet Space Program: firstname.lastname@example.org
NGO’s should choose any three topics from the four general assembly committees (DISEC, WHO, SOCHUM, UNESCO). NGO: email@example.com