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Delegate Preparation

Here you will find a variety of tools and information to help you prepare for a Model UN conference. Our free resources for Model UN skills building include topic overviews plus lesson plans with handouts. 

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Research

  • What is the UN, and how does it work?

  • What do I need to know in order to be ready for the conference?

  • Where do I start researching my country assignment?

Position Papers

  • What is a position paper?

  • What information needs to be included?

  • How do you structure and format a position paper?

Rules of Procedure

  • How does debate run at a Model UN Conference?

  • What happens, and in what order?

  • What are the rules of Model UN? How does a delegate use them?

Diplomacy & Negotiation

  • How can delegates communicate effectively in committee?

  • How should delegates conduct themselves?

  • What are some strategies?

Resolutions

  • What is a resolution and what is its purpose?

  • What is the structure of a resolution?

  • What should be included in an effective resolution?

Researching the SDGs helps delegates draft comprehensive resolutions.  

  • What are the SDGs?

  • What is Agenda 2030 - is your country on track?

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The SDG Academy is the flagship education platform of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative for the United Nations. Their world leading experts create and curate free, open educational resources.

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