CHAIR PREPARATION

Chairs from AISJ will be given an opportunity to participate in a morning of student leadership training facilitated by Dr. Andy Page-Smith, AISJ’s School Director.  

This training usually takes place around May. Upon election, AISJ chairs will also participate in weekly lunchtime meetings.

Chairs are expected to be fully familiar with the THIMUN Rules of Procedure, available hereSecurity Council Rules & Procedure are posted here.

Resolutions must be formatted using this format. Useful clause starters are also contained within this document. The MUN Guide is available here (It is recommended that all Chairs read this).

DELEGATE PREPARATION

Before the Conference

Your country:

You need to research your country. The issues and views you will be arguing at the conference are NOT your own:  they are the views which your country holds; therefore, you really need to know all about your country.  Use this form to create a country profile: Country Profile.  When it is complete, submit it to your chair for review.

The issues:

What are the issues being discussed in your room? What has your chair said about these issues? You need to go and research these issues and make sure you understand them thoroughly.  Look at newspapers, TV, radio and website news,  examine the UN websites, look at NGO and IGO websites, do a Google search. Make sure you understand what is going to be discussed. This form may help you: Issues outline

    • What is the issue about?
    • Which countries does this mostly affect?
    • What are the different points of view on this issue?
    • What does your country say about this issue?

Policy statements:

Delegates must prepare policy statements on each of the issues in their committee. Policy statements are rough outlines of the issue and the position of your nation with respect to that issue. Usually, they contain a summary of the issue (including UN involvement), a summary of the nation’s involvement in the issue, and an overview of your country’s point of view on the issue. State clearly what your country believes and what action your country wants to be taken.  Your policy statement should be approximately one page in length and needs to be submitted to your chair for review.

Draft resolutions:

You should begin drafting a resolution which outlines actions your country believes the UN should take. Draft resolutions should be written in the formal language of the UN.  Your chair will need to approve your resolution so you must present your resolution to them in advance.  A guide as to how to format your resolution is available here.

Mock debates:

You will need some time to practice debating the issues.  The International School of Tanzania (IST) has created this MUN Committee Debate Training Video which shows what a debate typical looks entails: AAA

Dress

Make sure that you have formal clothes prepared for the conference. If you do not have formal, conference-ready clothes, you will not be allowed to enter your room (this includes accessories such as ties and formal shoes).

Women: 

• Delegates should not wear skirts above the knees.

• Neutral dark colors should be worn and, a white dress shirt that does not reveal cleavage should be worn under the suit.

• Clear or semi-transparent tights are acceptable.

 Men:  

• Delegates should wear neutral-colored business clothes, with dress pants and a belt if the latter sag.

• Dress shoes should be worn at all times.

• A white long sleeve shirt should be worn, and this should be tucked into the pants. 

During the Conference

This video from THIMUN shows what the conference itself looks like.

Optional Informational Packets

JoMUN is a THIMUN-affiliated conference; therefore, the conference follows the THIMUN Rules of Procedure 

These are a general set of guidelines for new delegates.

The booklet linked to here has been written by a former student and is recommended by THIMUN.  It covers all the details of being a good and successful delegate, including detailed research steps, conference and debate formalities and procedures, and methods of addressing fellow delegates as well as appropriate language to utilize during the conference.

Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.

Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


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