Position Paper Guidelines

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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:

Position Papers must be submitted by a delegate the deadline for the delegate or delegation to be considered for an award. Position Papers are to be submitted on the Registration System.

Position Papers will be made available to your Committee/Council so other delegates can view your responses.


Position Papers are to be submitted no later than Sunday, 29 August 2021, 23:59 (BRT). Delegates who submit after the deadline will not be considered eligible for Awards.

Position Papers should be about one-two pages long in total. The issues to be addressed in the Position Paper are:

Set the context: What are the main elements of the problem that you will be discussing? Why is this issue relevant and important to the international community? Use statistics when appropriate.

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.

State solutions: Clearly state what proposals your representation will support to address the issue that will be discussed.

References: List the main references and research material you have used to write your Position Paper.

Language: The position paper should be written in the language of your Committee/Council.

NOTE: Participants agree that all materials produced for this conference will be original work. Plagiarism will not be tolerated at FAMUN 2021, and should the Secretariat discover instances of plagiarism, the individual will be disqualified from the conference without a refund.

You can download the format and an example of Position Paper:

You need to submit your Position Paper through our Registration System. Log in with your Username and Password (these were sent to you by e-mail) and attach your position paper in the “Attachment” field.

Each delegate and faculty advisor can attach his/her own files, or one member of the delegation can attach all the files. It is up to your delegation.

Just make sure to name the position paper file as follows: Path_Committee/Council/Symbol_Representation_Your Name

Examples:
High School_GA_Brazil_Maria Santos
High School_HRC_Brazil_Maria Santos
High School_SC_China_Maria Santos
High School_WHA_China_Maria Santos
University_HRC_Brazil_Maria Santos
University_SC_Brazil_Maria Santos
University_WHA_Brazil_Maria Santos