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PREPARE FOR COMMITTEE

Preparation

Intense and thorough preparation is the key to a successful FWWMUN conference experience. All delegates should get familiar with FWWMUN rules and procedures. Reading the information contained in this page will provide answers to most of your questions.

For all aspects related to Committees, Topics, Country Assignments and Hotel Rooms booking, please refer to the Conference Platform selecting the FWWMUN Conference you have registered to.

Resolution policy

Although all delegates are strongly encouraged to develop resolution writing skills, both in classroom scenarios and at other Model UN simulations, FWWMUN conferences do not accept pre-written resolutions. Delegates should refrain from discussing the Committee topics with other delegations until their first committee session.

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Useful Material

Please note that the resources listed below are only a starting point for your research. We highly recommend extensive use of academic books; newspaper articles; scholarly journals; and information from websites of UN bodies, affiliated Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and other International or Regional Organizations such as the World Bank, WHO, FAO, UNESCO, etc. Delegates are advised to evaluate online sources carefully and only use reputable sources. Faculty Advisors and Librarians can provide invaluable guidance and support t your research.

Preparation Guides

Delegates will receive in due time all Conference Guides useful to finalize their researches and work. For further information you may contact the USG for Academic Affairs.

Position Papers

Delegates will receive in due time all Conference Guides useful to finalize their researches and work. For further information you may contact the USG for Academic Affairs. Failure to follow the guidelines will result in evaluation points being deducted. Papers submitted after the submission deadline will not be eligible for Position Paper Awards.

Each Committee Topic should be addressed in a succinct Policy Statement representing the relevant views of your assigned Country. Delegates should identify and address international and regional conventions, treaties, declarations, resolutions, and programs of action that are relevant to the policy of your Country. Recommendations for action to be taken by your committee should be included.

Format:

  • See samples on the FWWMUN Position Paper Guide.

  • Length must not exceed two pages.

  • Margins must be set at 1 inch or 2.54 cm. for the whole paper.

  • Font must be Arial, 10 pt. size.

  • Justify the text for your paragraphs so the left and right margins both have straight edges.

  • Country and Committee name must be clearly labeled on the first page.

  • Agenda topics must be clearly labeled in separate sections.

  • National symbols (headers, flags, etc.) are deemed inappropriate for FWWMUN Position Papers.

  • Convert your final document to PDF format before sending.

  • A position paper should be submitted for each assigned committee.

  • The two-page Position Paper should cover all topics in the committee's Preparation Guide, not a separate paper for each topic.

  • Do not submit papers for committees not assigned to your Country.

  • No more than two delegates can represent a single Country in a Committee. If you assign two delegates to represent a Country on a committee, they submit one position paper jointly, not separate position papers from each individual.

  • FWWMUN position papers are not cited as is required for an academic/research paper. They are written as if they are a Policy Statement coming from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. While they may reference UN data or past UN Resolutions, formal citations are not used; however, quotation marks should still appear around direct quotes and informal acknowledgement of any sources quoted is expected.

 

Please note that Position Papers must be comprised of entirely original writing. Based on their research, delegates need to come up with their own original ideas and suggestions, and then frame them in their own words. FWWMUN will not tolerate plagiarism, including copying from Conference Guides. Although United Nations documentation is considered within the public domain, the conference does not allow the verbatim re-creation of any of such documentation. Violation of this policy may result in dismissal from the FWWMUN Conference.

USG Academic Affairs will provide detailed instructions for the sending of Position Papers. Should you have any further query, please contact the USG for Academic Affairs. Please only use the indicated email for the sending of the Position Papers.

 

N.B.: Position Papers sent to operational email accounts such as info@fwwmun.org, registration@fwwmun.org and operations@fwwmun.org will not be considered.

Mission Briefing

While FWWMUN Secretariat organizes several sessions with the presence and expertise of UN High Officials, Ambassadors and Panel Experts, we still encourage Delegations to set up a meeting with the Mission to the UN from the Country they are representing. This is an incredible opportunity to meet with actual representatives of the country object of your studies and researches. We are confident the Mission Briefing will help your Delegation gain a better understanding of the policies and tenor of your country’s work at the United Nations.

Delegations need to schedule their own briefings with the Permanent Missions in the New York City area. Please contact us to request the sample letter to contact the Permanent Mission of the Country you represent. Similarly, we encourage all Delegations to seek for a meeting with the Ambassador of their own Country as it represents youth to present themselves and to increase their diplomatic/institutional network. Please contact us for further assistance.

Mission Briefing Protocol

  • Limit the Mission Briefing to one-hour when scheduling and honor this time limit.

  • Send out an initial request letter, email, or phone call. You may need to send several inquiries before you receive a response.

  • Follow up with a confirmation letter, email, or phone call.

  • Arrive to the Mission Briefing on time.

  • Send a thank you note after the Mission Briefing.

  • Please use updated contacts listed here UN Blue Book. (For Mission contact data select: Member States maintaining permanent missions at Headquarters, then select your country).

Mission Briefings at the Hotel


A limited number of hotel meeting rooms are available for Mission Briefings if the Permanent Mission doesn’t have enough space to accommodate your Delegation. Contact us to request a room on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

If meeting at the hotel:

  • The Delegation should arrive to the designated room early to make sure it is unlocked.

  • Please make sure you have informed the FWWMUN Secretary-General.

  • Offer to have the Head Delegate meet the Diplomats in a specific place such as in the Lobby. Arrive early.

  • Hold a sign with their name(s) on it.

  • Escort them to the meeting room, do not ask the Diplomats to find their own way.

  • After the briefing, escort the Diplomats out and thank them for their time.