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Position Papers are due by May 10th at 11:59 pm pst.

Position Paper Guidelines

At DMUNC 2013, delegates are expected to write a position paper for each topic discussed in their committee. This position paper should outline your country's policy regarding the topics up for debate. Since it clearly defines the strategy of your country, delegates may bring their papers to committee to serve as a point of reference. The paper should mention what points your country is ready to discuss and how far it aims to go, as well as what your country is not ready to discuss. Position papers enable all the delegates in a committee to familiarize themselves with each other’s positions and ultimately in forming their respective strategies.

For first time MUNers, writing a position paper might look a bit intimidating. But don’t worry! With enough research, you will find that writing a position paper will be easy and useful.

A good position paper will include:

  • A brief introduction to your country and its history concerning the topic and committee;
  • How the issue affects your country;
  • Your country's policies with respect to the issue and your country's justification for these policies;
  • Quotes from your country's leaders about the issue;
  • Statistics to back up your country's position on the issue;
  • Actions taken by your government with regard to the issue;
  • Conventions and resolutions that your country has signed or ratified;
  • UN actions that your country supported or opposed;
  • What your country believes should be done to address the issue;
  • What your country would like to accomplish in the committee's resolution; and
  • How the positions of other countries affect your country's position.

Format Guidelines:

ICC Position Paper Guidelines

1. The position papers should be saved as a Word Document.
2. Please include all the position papers for all your topics in one document, with a different page for each topic.
3. Save the document as "Country_Committee.doc"
4. The paper is to be written in “Times New Roman” with 12 font, double spacing. The maximum length allowed per topic      is 3 pages.
5. On the top left corner of your page please include:




6. Position Paper needs to have 3 sections

a. Topic Overview

b. Past UN/Historical Actions

c. Delegate Solutions

7. Keep your position paper simple and organized.

Where to send Position Papers:

African Union (AU):