Writing a Position Paper
A position paper is a document that delegates write prior to a conference, outlining its stance on the topic. The paper will be sent to the Chairs, who give feedback. A position paper is a great way for you to summarise your research. It will usually be no more than a page and a half in length. Position papers are not mandatory for MUNKi2013, but they are very helpful to you, and we encourage you to hand them in. If you do wish to do so, submit it to your committee Chairs by 30 March 2013.
What to Include in a Position Paper
- 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.