Students will play the role of Foreign Affairs Ministers or UN delegates participating in discussions in various UN committees. They must then release propositions on the issues to discuss, always in accordance with their country’s reality about the subject, to propose viable resolutions that have a chance of being adopted when the General Assembly gathers at the end of the event to vote.
Each delegation is made up of two or three students coming from different schools, encouraging the notion of a team and preventing competition between schools. For the simulation, the members of a delegation must research the country they will act as representatives of, its national, economic and social issues, and consider the ongoing debates and adopted resolutions at the UN. They should also consider what their county might have to offer, or would like to ask, in exchange of a vote from or as a neutral country to adopt a resolution.
Before the event, each delegation must write a document summarizing their country’s general position and submit a pre-project on its recommendations, called position paper. We will then post all of them on our website for each delegation to know of their possible allies or adversaries during the debates, as well as the neutral countries whose vote might become key to a resolution’s adoption.
We will offer our future guests, in the weeks following confirmation of their participation, a more detailed description of the event, timetable, and source material to get them going on their work. Soon after their inscription, they will be informed of the identity of their fellow delegation members, the discussion topics in each committee, and most important of all, the country they will represent.