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Position Paper Info

Position Papers will be due April 30, 2014.

Why do we submit position papers?

Position papers are an excellent way for advisors, students, and conference staff to verify that the students are prepared and understand the topics of debate from their country's perspective. Speeches and resolution ideas can be drawn from position papers during the conference.

Where can I learn about position papers?

Learn how to write a position paper by reading our online Model UN Preparation Guide. This online guide also provides helpful research and writing tips.

Who writes position papers?

Each delegation should write ONE position paper on EACH topic in each committee, including the Security Council.

For example:
John and Cindy are representing Spain in the World Health Organization committee. They should work together to write one position paper on Maternal Health.

Where do submitted position papers go?

ALL position papers submitted by the due date will be sent to the presiding staff of the appropriate committee. It is beneficial for the staff to read all position papers prior to the conference in order to direct the committee more effectively. In addition, all position papers submitted by this deadline will be considered for a Position Paper Award in each committee. Position papers will not be returned to students after submission.

How do I submit a position paper?

We will be receiving more than 1000 position papers, so it is very important that directions are followed exactly during the submission process. Each delegation must submit their position paper(s) separately to the appropriate committee e-mail address.

2014 GCIMUN Committee Position Paper Email Addresses


GCIMUN Topic Committee Email Address
International Narcotics Trafficking

UNODC

 
UNODC@gcimun.org
Access to Education for Persons with Disabilities

UNESCO

UNESCO@gcimun.org

Sustainable Diets: GMO’s

FAO

 FAO@gcimun.org

Big Debt: Loan Reform and Forgiveness for Developing Countries

IMF

IMF@gcimun.org
EDP's: Environmentally Displaced Persons and Social Vulnerability

ECOSOC

ECOSOC@gcimun.org
The Role of Youth in Peacekeeping

UN Peacekeeping

 
UNPeace@gcimun.org
E-health: Using Technology to Improve Global Public Health

WHO

 
WHO@gcimun.org
Uses of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)

HRC

HRC@gcimun.org
Summit on Women: Expanding the Role of Women in Governance and Policy

UN Women

UNWomen@gcimun.org
Protecting the Arctic

UNEP

 
UNEP@gcimun.org
Child Marriage

UNICEF

 UNICEF@gcimun.org

Eradication of Extreme Poverty: Post 2015 Development Agenda

UNDP

 UNDP@gcimun.org

Situation in Bosnia & Herzegovina 1995

HSC

 HSC@gcimun.org

The Situation in Yemen (Crisis)

SC

 SC@gcimun.org

Protection of Human Rights Defenders

SOCHUM

 GA3@gcimun.org


  1. Cut and paste each position paper into the body of an e-mail.
  2. Confirm that the heading, located at the top of each position paper, is accurate. It must include:
    • Name of School
    • Name of Committee
    • Name of Country
    • Type the Committee Name and Country Name in the subject line of the e-mail.
    • Do NOT include questions or comments regarding conference logistics in the e-mail. Substantive questions about the topic may be asked, and will be responded to by conference staff in the Spring.
    • Do NOT include attachments to the e-mail.
    • Do NOT include more than one position paper per e-mail.
    • Send the e-mail containing position paper to the appropriate committee e-mail address below.
     
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