As we discussed, a position paper is a one-page, single-spaced description of:
- how the issue affects your country;
- what your country has done about the issue, domestically and internationally; and,
- proposed solutions your country has.
Each delegation must turn in their position paper by next Thursday, November 13. Please submit papers electronically by emailing them to the UNAMN officials by the due date. You and your partner must work together to write one position paper. Use a Google Drive document so you can both work on it at once.
If you are confused because you have never written a position paper before (or you area little rusty), that’s okay. First, read your topic’s background guide (GA: Cyberterrorism, WHO: Bioterrorism, DISEC: Disarmament.) After that, you need to know is attached in the following documents.
This document has a rubric for how position papers are graded, and the second page has the essential questions and structure which a position paper must answer and use to be complete.
Secondly, this document contains some sample position papers which Global Classrooms has designated to be excellent examples. Note that these position papers are not about the same topic as we are researching and are probably not from your country; they are just examples.
Finally, this document contains a bad position paper and tells you why it is a bad one so you can avoid common mistakes.
Things to remember:
- Read the background guide for the topic before you do anything else (GA: Cyberterrorism, WHO: Bioterrorism, DISEC: Disarmament).
- Follow the structure of the position paper detailed here.
- Please share your Google Drive document with firstname.lastname@example.org, nathanielLarson@q.com, and email@example.com so that we can help you with it.
- Do not hesitate to ask us any question at all! We are here to help, and we want you to do well!
- Send us an email if you don’t know your country assignment or committee.