Prep & Resources

The majority of delegates at MUNUC will be in what we call Traditional Committees. Traditional Committees make up the General Assembly, ECOSOC, and parts of Regional Bodies and Specialized Agencies. They vary in size, ranging from over 300 delegates to anywhere around 50 delegates. Traditional Committees will push you to work with your fellow delegates in a collaborative environment to construct a comprehensive document that addresses the problems posed by your committee topic. These trainings will take you through the various facets of Traditional Committees and give you the skills necessary to be successful.

BACKGROUND GUIDES AND UPDATE PAPERS

Background guides and update papers are available on your committee page. We strongly recommend reading these documents before conference in order to get a sense of what your committee’s topics are all about.

RULES OF PROCEDURE

The Rules of Procedure are the protocols that each committee will follow, to structure debate and keep discussion productive and orderly. Download a copy of MUNUC’s Rules of Procedure for your reference.

POSITION PAPERS

A position paper summarizes the problem at hand from the perspective of your assigned country or delegation and proposes solutions that your country would support. Each delegation should write one paper per topic. For delegates in double-delegate committees, only one paper must be submitted and should be worked on by both delegates. Position papers are due January 28th for MUNUC 34.

1. Intro To MUN

1. What is MUN?
2. Why Should I do MUN?
3. What Types of Committees are in MUN?
4. What are Traditional Committees?
5. What are Specialized Committees?
6. What are Hybrid Committees?
7. What are Crisis Committees?
8. How Do I Do MUN?

2. Parliamentary Procedure

1. What is Parliamentary Procedure?
2. Setting the Agenda
3. Initial Debate
4. Draft Resolutions and Working Papers
5. Final Voting Procedure

3. Moderated and Unmoderated Caucus

1. What is a Moderated Caucus?
2. How do I propose a Mod?
3. What Do I Say During Mods?
4. What is an Unmoderated Caucus?
5. How and Why do I propose a Unmod?
6. FAQ’s about Unmods and Mods
7. How Do I Give Good Speeches?
8. How Do I Give Speeches in MUN?