HOW TO WRITE A POSITION PAPER
- 1-3 double spaced pages
- Position papers must be MLA formatted with in text citations and a bibliography (no cover page).
- Each delegate is responsible for writing two position papers, one for Topic A and another for Topic B.
- The idea of a position paper is to understand and describe your country's position as well as you can based on your research. This will provide you with a clear and concise place to start your debate in committee. Your position paper will guide your country's debate.
- Include how the country you are representing feels about the topic being discussed in committee.
- Be sure to include any pertinent nation legislation, what their position has been in the General Assembly, etc.
- Please utilize the background guides that Directors and Assistant Directors have provided for your particular committee.
- The background guides provide a wealth of information about the topics. Included in each background guide are possible starting points for research, especially the bloc positions section. Examining the references that our Directors have provided are great places to start your research.
- Remember, the more research you put into your position paper, the easier it will be to describe your country's point of view on the topic. This will ensure you will be able to start debating from the very first committee session all the way through the sixth and final committee session. More research means more understanding, and more understanding will lead to the most productive committee sessions!
- Final Due Date: FIRST DAY OF CONFERENCE, 11/3
- Recommended Due Date: 10/26 for feedback from Directors!
- For general questions, please contact us.
- For more detailed questions about a particular topic, we recommend contacting your Director. Each Director's contact information is included in their background guide. They are more than willing to help an inquisitive delegate.