Position Paper guidelines

Position papers are required in all General Assembly Committees. Some Specialized Assembly or Crisis committees may also require them, and this requirement will be stated in the committee background guide. There will be an award for Best Position Paper in committees requiring a position paper.

If position papers are not required, that committee will not accept or review any position papers, and they will not be considered for delegate scoring.

Position papers are due online at the beginning of the first committee session. They should be submitted through the submission buttons found on each committee's webpage, which will be added close to the date of the conference. Please do not email the general GatorMUN email with position paper submissions.

Position Paper Guidelines

  1. All Position Papers must be a minimum of 1 page and a maximum of 2 pages.

  2. Formatting for a position paper is as follows:

    1. 1 inch margins

    2. 12 pt. Times New Roman font

    3. Single-spaced

    4. Top-right corner should include:

      1. Delegate Name

      2. Country Name

      3. Committee Name

  3. Each topic should be addressed equally and the discussion of each topic should include:

    1. Background of the topic on a global, general scale and its relation to your country, for example:

      1. Relevant UN Resolutions

      2. Conferences or summits relating to the topic

      3. Additional international initiatives

    2. Country’s current stance on the topic:

      1. The status of the topic within your country, domestically

      2. Your country’s past support or opposition to international action

    3. Proposed goals and solutions pertaining to the topic:

      1. What your country would like a resolution to achieve

      2. Specific proposals for solutions, based on your country’s current policies

  4. For committees where delegates represent not a country, but some other entity such as an individual or an organization, these same principles apply. Discuss the topic’s background, your position’s stance, and your preferred solutions.