Position papers and Speakers’ List

Position paper guidelines based on WIMUN approach (content ceded by WIMUN)


Each delegate is expected to submit a Position Paper, which are statements indicating your country’s position that serves as your introduction to your Committee. The criteria for Position Papers are as follows:

  1. Position Papers must be submitted by a delegate (or delegation) by the deadline for the delegate or delegation to be considered for an award.
  2. Position Papers are to be submitted on the registration system (http://sys.facamp.com.br/famun/system/).
  3. Position Papers will be made available to your committee so other delegates can view your responses.
  4. Each section described below should contain at least one paragraph. Position Papers should be about a page long in total.

Position Papers are to be submitted no later than Sunday, 25 August 2019. Delegates who submit after the deadline will not be considered eligible for Awards.

The recommended sections of the FAMUN 2019 Position Paper are as follows:

  1. Topic Background – What are the main elements of the problem at hand? Why is this issue relevant and important to the international community, and what are the main positions on the issue (e.g. political groups, and countries key to the issue or conflict)? What actions has the international community (UN General Assembly, UN Specialized Agencies, regional commissions, individual Member States) undertaken thus far on the issue (UN resolutions, treaties, conferences, other international fora, etc.)?
  2. Country Position – What actions has your country undertaken on this issue? Has it given any speeches or public addresses on the issue, and has it drafted, spoken about, or voted on any UN resolutions relevant to the issue? What positions has it taken on past resolutions on this your assigned topic and why? Please use this section to discuss solutions that have been previously proposed by your country and wrap up by summarizing the positions expressed by your country.


Committees Speaker’s List

Delegates should express their intention to make a statement during Committees’ Formal Debate on their Position Papers. Speaking order for each committee will be determined by the order in which Position Papers are submitted.