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Topics: Human Trafficking - Period 5
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Infographic: The Reality of Human Trafficking

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Nuclear Energy - period 6
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1. How to Write a Position Paper

An excellent position paper will include the following:
A. A brief statement on why your nation feels the topic is important nationally and globally;
B. A clear and concise statement of your nation’s position on the topic;
C. An explanation of why your nation takes its position;
D. Major U.N. actions on the topic that your nation feels are most significant; and
E. Suggestions for addressing the topic.

Keep in mind that position papers should d demonstrate your knowledge of both the topic an you nation’s views on it. To do this, frame your nation’s perspective in terms of solutions proposed in the past or the views of regional blocs and countries that share your position. It is also important to examine prior U.N. resolutions, decision, declarations or reports. Statistics and quotes from international documents often five compelling factual support for your arguments.”


Here is an example of a position paper w/ footnotes


Guide to footnoting MLA styleguide to create MLA footnote

2.Opening Statements

An opening statement tells the committee who you are and why this issue is important for the world to address, according to your country's position. In this statement, you should offer a possible solution that would attract the interest from other countries or possible allies in this committee.
Writing Resolutions: Preamblatory clauses:

Sample Preambulatory/Operative Phrases

Accepts
Affirms
Approves
Authorizes
Calls
Calls upon
Condemns
Confirms
Congratulates
Considers
Declares accordingly
Deplores
Designates
Draws the attention
Emphasizes
Encourages
Endorses
Expresses its appreciation
Expresses its hope
Further invites
Deplores
Designates
Draws the attention
Emphasizes
Encourages
Endorses
Expresses its appreciation
Expresses its hope
Further invites
Further proclaims
Further reminds
Further recommends
Further requests
Further resolves
Has resolved
Notes
Proclaims
Reaffirms
Recommends
Regrets
Reminds
Requests
Solemnly affirms
Strongly condemns
Supports
Takes note of
Transmits
Trusts


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When considering who your country would naturally form alliances with, keep in mind the following characteristics of your nation:

  • Geographical Neighbors
  • Countries within your region (not necessarily continent)
  • Major Trading Partners
  • Members of the same Intergovernmental organizations as you, for example:
    • o European Union
    • o NATO
    • o African Union
    • o League of Arab States
    • Countries with similar governmental structures, for example:
      • o Democracies
      • o Theocracies
      • o Dictatorships
      • Countries colonized by the same country, for example:
        • o India, Ghana, & Belize were all colonized by the United Kingdom and share similar cultural bonds, such as sports
        • In some instances, the country that colonized your country, for example:
          • o Brazil & Portugal
          • Countries in the same developmental stage:
            • o Developed, developing, & underdeveloped




Period 5 Groups
Australia

Brazil
Julie, Steph
Canada
Giovannie, Daniel
China
Jackie Bouley - Lu Cao
Colombia
Gina, Frailin
Costa Rica

Cuba
anthony
India
Jensen, Sabrina
Japan
Bonny, Emily
Mexico
Sal , Gabby
Madagascar
Anh Dam - Rene Rivera
Thailand
Gil,NickW
Ukraine

United Kingdom
Jihad, Nick M
United States
Berlinda, Abdullah




Period 6
Australia
Ai Zhu, Patricia Seun
Pakistan
Phil
Belgium
Wesley Liao, Sebastien Percy
Brazil
Edison,
China
,Morgan, Derek
Cuba
Dirir, Jason Ruan
France
Jessica Goodman, Tenzin Paljor
Germany
Max Mattos
India
Biddhi,Manjot Rai
Iran
,Tassylla, Michaela
Israel
Max G
Japan
Kuda,
North Korea
James Haskell, Stefaun
South Korea
Anthony
Ukraine
Marlynda
United Kingdom
Nora, Sean
United States
Alex Yip, Jenn Tran
Get Ready for Simulation March 12thDress for Success/Points
Speak Often & Loudly
Communicate/Cooperate w/ Partner


Here are some important things to remember


  1. Dress up - Follow Model UN dress code - NO jeans or sneakers - Dress pants/skirts/dresses(proper length please!) - Ties/dress shirts - Your appearance matters
  2. Everyone must participate in the simulation - you must speak to represent your country
  3. Class in J272 . Be on time for class
  4. Have your documents with you for simulation: Position paper, Opening Statement, Draft Resolutions, Rules of Procedure, Important Data from your Research, Bloc Trading Partners Handout - Sent to you by email - very helpful, Mark up of the problem & diagnosis of problem - helpful


Rules of Procedure