Before the conference, delegates should thoroughly research their country’s background and general perspective, as well as its specific policies on the topics they will be debating within their respective committees.
For example, if a delegate is representing Argentina on the Disarmament Commission, she should find out about Argentina’s history and current political, social, and economic situation, and what its past record has been on the issues to be discussed in the Disarmament Commission. What relevant treaties has it signed? What is Argentina doing about the issue already? What does it plan to do? Is the issue a particularly important one for Argentina, or one of its enemies or allies?
Delegates should then write a Policy Statement on their country’s position on the topics. This will be presented in the form of a short speech by every delegate in front of his commission, and also aids in the research process.
Once the delegates have a clear understanding of their nation’s position, they should formulate a plan of action for solving each issue. This solution can the country’s official proposed solution, or an original idea (keeping within the nation’s policies), or a combination of both. This “plan of action” is called a resolution, and must be written according to a certain format.This year, instead of writing entire resolutions, you will be focusing on operative clauses prior to and throughout the conference. The clauses will be then debated separately and will be added to a committee resolution after voting procedures. This change will stimulate committee discussions and will speed up the conflict resolution process. This change allows us to involve a maximum amount of delegates, and formulate the best solution possible.Prior to the conference, you will be focusing on preparing operative clauses destined to solve or alleviate the issue. In contrast with perambulatory clauses, destined to inform the committee, operative clauses directly tackle the issue by offering a solution.