As our conference approaches at the beginning of March, we are anticipating a great level of debate and collaboration from all attending delegates. That being said, there is a great deal of preparation and research that goes into facilitating a fruitful debate and a stimulating experience for all in attendance. Delegates participating in any of our General Assemblies and Specialized Agencies are required to submit a position paper to their respective committees. Please note that delegates in Crisis committees do not have to submit a position paper.
In order to be eligible for an award, delegates must have submitted their position papers on time by Thursday, March 7th, 11:59 pm, to the emails found on their committees page on the ConMUN website.
Below are the rules and guidelines that must be followed when writing and submitting position papers:
● All position papers should be organized the same through the following:
○ Should be written in 12 point font, single-spaces, and using Times New Roman
○ The upper left hand of the document should identify:
■ Your country/character position
■ Your respective committee
■ Your committee’s topic(s)
○ All position papers and their subsequent citations should follow the Chicago Manual of Style (footnotes), 16th edition. No other form of citing will be accepted.
● The length of your position paper will be subject to the number of topics that are presented in your respective committees. However, in order to ensure proper research was conducted for each topic, ConMUN expects approximately one page per topic.
● Should you have a character instead of a country as your assigned position, your position paper should be written in the first person.
● Delegate’s position papers should introduce the topic in context of their country or character, and it should provide an overview for the how the respective policy issue at hand has developed.
● Delegates should briefly state their country or character’s stance on the topics presented, while following the set requested dates and procedures for their respective committee.
● Please include the name of the delegate and their University or College. Please maintain consistency with fonts and margins. We ask that delegates do not include any illustrations or diagrams.
● Citations are of the utmost importance. Delegates should use footnotes and include a bibliography using the Chicago style of citing.
● Please submit all position papers to the respective committee email found on the committee’s website. Do not hesitate to email further questions prior to submission and the conference itself. Please respect the due date, and keep in mind position papers cannot include plagiarism or faulty information.
● If not submitted, the delegate cannot be considered for an award.