Position paper guidelines

based on WIMUN approach (content ceded by WFUNA)

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 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 Thursday, 27 August 2020, 23:59 (BRT). Delegates who submit after the deadline will not be considered eligible for Awards.

The recommended sections of the FAMUN 2020 Position Paper are as follows:

  1. Set the context: What are the main elements of the problem that you will be discussing? Why is his issue relevant and important to the international community? Use statistics where appropriate. 
  2. Summarize actions taken: draw attention to actions taken by the UN and other Member States that your representation thinks should be highlighted. Mention any actions that your representation may have taken. 
  3.  State solutions: clearly state what proposals your representation will support to address the issue that will be discussed. 
  4. References: list the main references and research material you have used to write your position paper. 

NOTE 1: for ILO representatives, the position paper should address the perspective of your bloc (workers, employers or governments). 

NOTE 2: Participants agrees that all materials produced for this conference will be original work. Plagiarism will not be tolerated at FAMUN 2020, and should the Secretariat discover instances of plagiarism, the individual will be disqualified from the conference without refund.