Guidelines for a position statement

Once your country/organization at C-MIMUN 2018 has been confirmed, you must start writing position of the country/organization and preparing for your speech

The position is a short report on the official attitude of the country or the organization to the issue, which is on the agenda.

A maximum time limit is set at the beginning of the meeting and does not exceed four minutes, so the report should be clear and informative and must not express your personal attitude to the problem, but the official position of the country or the organization you represent.

The key points for better preparation are listed below:

1.1 To find out general political, geographical, economic information about the country, which you are a representative of:

  • Brief history;
  • Information about the legal system (form of government, form of the state-territorial structure, political regime, the constitutional foundations of the state policy, etc.);
  • The economic and political situation of the state (Human Development Index, income levels, employment rate , the leading industry, taxes, the President, political parties, power structures, etc.);
  • Major historical events that have taken place in the country during the past 50 years;
  • Cultural and religious issues of the country (which religion dominates in the country, what the relationships of the Church hierarchy with the authorities are and what role it plays in the policy of the state).

Moreover, you must study carefully the following information:

  • the overall political situation of the state, including the main priorities of its foreign and domestic policy;
  • the information about allies and enemies of the country as well the information about international organizations and military-political blocs the country is a member of.

1.2 If you are the representative of the observer organization, we recommend you to pay attention to the following aspects:

  • The history of the organization, the main directions of its activities;
  • The relationships of the observer with members of the international community and with other organizations (governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental) and state units;
  • The texts of statements by officials of the organization.

2. To study the resolutions of international organizations on the issue of the agenda:

  • Resolutions adopted by the United Nations;
  • The decisions taken by regional organizations or military-political blocs (EU, ASEAN, the Arab League, NATO, etc.)

3. You need to think about the answers to the following questions in advance in order to come to the beneficial result during the meeting:

  • What decisions will be considered to be the best for the country/organization?
  • What is the solution that country/organization willing to offer?
  • What decisions are categorically unacceptable for this country/organization?