In order to best prepare for the upcoming MUN conferences it is suggested that each delegate complete at least two position papers. The more familiar one is with the Agenda Issues and assigned delegation, the more satisfaction derived from the conference. The exact due date and number of position papers will be posted elsewhere. CAISL requires this to be completed; it is at the discretion of IMUN participating schools as whether or not to make this a requirement.
Position papers should be written in paragraph form and be approximately two pages long. Reference notes and a bibliography must be provided. Please divide into two sections: Issue Background and Country Position.
Position papers should be divided into two distinct sections: the first part should be dedicated toward providing background information on the Agenda Issue. The following should be included in the Agenda Issue background section: definition of relevant critical terms, history of the issue, different perspectives on the issue, and measures taken by the UN, NGOs, Member States and/or other groups to address the issue. The second part should provide focus on the delegation position: relevance of the issue to the assigned delegation, delegation outlook on the issue and measures (if any) taken by the delegation on the issue. In some cases (the issue bears little relevance to the delegation and/or the delegation has limited resources to devote to the issue) the information simply may not be available. Each of the two sections should be clearly titled Agenda Issue Background and Delegation Position. The Agenda Issue exact title must be at the top of your first page.
SAMPLE POSITION PAPER