Position Papers

A position paper should demonstrate a delegate's knowledge of the issues tackled in their committee outside of what has been given to them in their background guide.

Position Papers are a necessary prerequisite to receiving awards, and so they must be submitted before the beginning of the conference.

They must be submitted by either the delegate themselves or their institutions Head Delegate or Faculty Advisor to their committee's email address.

General Advice

In a General Assembly, delegates are expected to speak in the third person, referring to themselves as their nation instead of using the pronoun "I".

To enter debate, motions to open debate, the secondary speakers list and to set an agenda must be presented and voted upon by the committee.

While many nations may have certain controversial views on hot-button topics, delegates are expected to act in a respectful and professional manner, just as real United Nations delegates would.

Specialized Agencies allow delegates to speak in either the first or third persons, depending on whether they represent an individual or a group.

Entering debate requires the committee to pass motions to open debate, then opening the secondary speakers list, and finally to set an agenda.

As Specialized Agencies are generally less diplomatically oriented than General Assemblies, delegates may be more single-minded in accomplishing their goals.

In an International Court of Justice, the same basic rules apply as in a regular SA, however, delegates must focus on building cases with the evidence given to them in their background guides.

Crises delegates may only refer to themselves in the first person, as they are invariably individuals.

As this mode of Model United Nations already starts in the midst of debate, allowing delegates much more freedom in choosing what to talk about.

Crisis notes may only be passed when Committee is in session. They may either take the form of bullet points or letters, so long as they are not overly offensive or violent.

Puisque les règlements francophone sont si différents des règlements anglophones, ils seront incluent dans le guide contextuel du comité Crise d'Octobre.

Conference Schedule

To be announced

John Abbott College Model United Nations

JACMUN, 21275 Lakeshore Dr, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3L9
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