Preparation

Getting ready for FAMUN 2022

Study
Materials

Get ready for your simulation! Download the study materials prepared by FAMUN 2022 team.

Position Paper and Speeches

Distinguished delegate, are you ready to represent your country? Learn more about writing your Position Paper and how to prepare a good speech.

Awards
Criteria

Learn more about FAMUN’s awards criteria.

Study Materials

Preparation

Preparation Guide

Faculty Advisors Guide

Travel Guide

Committee’s and Council’s Handbooks and Organizational Documents

Each Committee and Council has its own Handbook, which contains the main historical aspects of the organ you will simulate, the rules of procedure and flow of debate for the conference, and important guidelines on how to write resolutions and other documents.

Assembleia Geral das Nações Unidas

Guia da Assembleia Geral

United Nations Security Council

Security Council Handbook

Rio-92

Guia da Rio-92

As simulações da Assembleia Geral das Nações Unidas estão participando do MUN Refugee Challenge organizado pelo ACNUR, a agência da ONU para os Refugiados! Não deixe de estudar o guia de apoio preparado pelo ACNUR a respeito da apatridia.

Conselho da Juventude da ONU

Guia do Conselho da Juventude da ONU

Consejo de la Juventud de las Naciones Unidas

Guía del Consejo de la Juventud de las Naciones Unidas

E-book

In the e-book “We are Here: The Future is Now – FACAMP Model United Nations Study Guide 2022”, you will find reports analyzing the topics under debate. Coming soon!

Position Paper

Each delegate is expected to submit a Position Paper, which are statements indicating your country’s position that serves as your introduction to your Committee/Council. The criteria for Position Papers are as follows:

  • Position Papers must be written and submitted by each delegate (or in pairs for the High School Security Council) to be considered for an award. Position Papers are to be submitted on the Registration System.
  • Position Papers will be made available to your Committee/Council so other delegates can read your initial position about the negotiation.
  • Position Papers are to be submitted no later than Friday, 26 August 2022, 23:59 (BRT). Delegates who submit after the deadline will not be considered eligible for Awards.

Position paper format

Position Papers should be about one-two pages long in total. The issues to be addressed in the Position Paper are:

Set the context: What are the main elements of the problem that you will be discussing? Why is this issue relevant and important to the international community? Use statistics when appropriate.

Summarize actions taken: Draw attention to actions taken by the UN and other Member States that your representation thinks should be highlighted. Mention any actions that your representation may have taken.

State solutions: Clearly state what proposals your representation will support to address the issue that will be discussed.

References: List the main references and research material you have used to write your Position Paper.

Language: The position paper should be written in the language of your Committee/Council.

NOTE: Participants agree that all materials produced for this conference will be original work. Plagiarism will not be tolerated at FAMUN 2022, and should the Secretariat discover instances of plagiarism, the individual will be disqualified from the conference without a refund.

You can download the format and an example of Position Paper:

How to submit

You need to submit your Position Paper through our Registration System. Log in with your Username and Password (these were sent to you by e-mail) and attach your position paper in the “Attachment” field.

Each delegate and faculty advisor can attach his/her own files, or one member of the delegation can attach all the files. It is up to your delegation.

Just make sure to name the position paper file as follows: Path_Committee/Council/Symbol_Representation_Your Name

 

Examples:

  • High School_UNGA1_Brazil_Maria Santos
  • High School_UNGA2_Brazil_Maria Santos
  • High School_UNSC1_Brazil_Maria Santos
  • High School_UNSC2_Brazil_Maria Santos
  • High School_UNYC1_Brazil_Maria Santos
  • High School_UNYC2_Brazil_Maria Santos
  • High School_Rio92_Brazil_Maria Santos
  • University_UNGA_Brazil_Maria Santos
  • University_UNSC_Brazil_Maria Santos
  • University_UNYC_Brazil_Maria Santos
  • University_Rio92_Brazil_Maria Santos

SPEECHES AND SPEAKER’S LIST

Each Committee and Council has its specific rules regarding the statements during the respective formal meeting. This is an important moment to present your country’s position and priorities to the negotiation. You can prepare your statement in advance, check the specific rules below.

 

UNGA Opening Plenary

High School and University delegates assigned to FAMUN 2022 United Nations General Assembly have the opportunity to deliver a statement during the Opening Plenary General Debate.

Attention to the specific rules:

From 25 July to 19 August 2022, delegates will be able to apply to deliver a statement in the Opening Plenary. Those interested should fill in the Google Form below and submit their written statements. The Secretariat will select the best 15 statements to deliver their speeches online during the Opening Plenary. The list with the selected delegates will be posted on FAMUN’s Instagram on 22 August 2022.

The theme of the speech in the Opening Plenary is “We are here: The future is now”. Speeches should have a maximum of 2 minutes for each statement. Each country can only make one statement during the Plenary. Speeches should be delivered in English.

The beginning of the speeches in the Opening Plenary General Debate should be as follows: 

Ms. Larissa Lyria, Secretary-General of FAMUN 2022;

Ladies and Gentlemen Heads of State, Government and Delegations;

Ladies and Gentlemen.

I would like to congratulate you, Mr. Tallison Gomes, on your election as President of the General Assembly.

Mr. President…

 

UNGA Committees’ Formal Debate

Delegates assigned to FAMUN 2022 United Nations General Assembly Committees also have the opportunity to make a statement during the Committees’ Formal Debate. Delegates should express their intention to do so on their Position Papers.

This speech is about the topic designated to each Committee (Promotion and protection of the rights of children: ending statelessness).

Speeches should have a maximum of 2 minutes for individual States for each statement.

Statements should be delivered in Portuguese, which is the language of the UNGA Committees simulation.

The beginning of the speeches in the Committee Formal Debate should be as follows:

 

In Portuguese: 

Obrigado(a), senhor/senhora Chair.

Senhor/Senhora Chair,

(…)

Speaking order for each Committee will be determined by the order in which Position Papers are submitted.

Delegates who wish to make a statement on their Committees but have not indicated that on their position papers, can include their names on the Speakers’ List before the beginning of the First Committee Session.

 

UN Security Council

Delegates assigned to FAMUN 2022 United Nations Security Council have the opportunity to deliver statements in the Open Debate. The language of statements is English, and Council members should limit their speeches to a maximum of 5 minutes.

The beginning of the statements in the Council’s Open Debate should be as follows: 

Thank you, Mr./Madam President.

Mr./Madam President,

(…)

In the Open Debate format, non-Council Member States are also invited to make statements during a formal meeting of the Council. The Open Debate is the most inclusive format because it is open to any Member State who wishes to speak.

Following a formal meeting where Member States speak on a thematic issue, only Council Members may continue to discuss the agenda item in Informal Consultations of the Whole. 

 

UN Youth Council

Delegates assigned to FAMUN 2022 United Nations Youth Council have the opportunity to deliver statements in the General Debate. 

The language of statements is Portuguese for High School and Spanish for University, and Council members should limit their speeches to a maximum of 2 minutes.

The beginning of the statements in the Council’s General Debate should be as follows: 

Thank you, Mr./Madam Chair.

Mr./Madam Chair,

(…)

 

Rio-92

Delegates assigned to FAMUN 2022 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio-92) also have the opportunity to make a statement during the Opening Plenary of Rio-92 Conference. Delegates should express their intention to do so in their Position Papers.

This speech is about the topic designated to the Rio-92 Conference (The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development).

Speeches should have a maximum of 2 minutes for individual States for each statement. Statements should be delivered in Portuguese, which is the language of the Rio-92 simulation. The beginning of the speeches at the Opening Plenary of Rio-92 Conference should be as follows:

In Portuguese:

Obrigado(a), senhor/senhora Presidente.
Senhor/Senhora Presidente,
(…)

Speaking order will be determined by the order in which Position Papers are submitted. Delegates who wish to make a statement but have not indicated that on their Position Papers can include their names on the Speakers’ List before the beginning of the Opening Plenary of Rio-92 Conference.

Awards Criteria

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The following awards will be given out at FAMUN 2022:

 

Diplomacy Awards

Each Committee/Council will award a single Diplomacy Award to the delegate (or to the pair of delegates in the High School Security Council) that best exhibits the spirit of diplomacy. The Diplomacy Award represents the delegate in the Committee/Council that pursued consensus, cooperation, and negotiation throughout the conference. Delegates who are awarded a Diplomacy Award at FAMUN 2022 must fulfill the following criteria during the entire conference:

  • Act in the spirit of the United Nations and its values;
  • Actively pursue consensus throughout negotiations;
  • Contributes enthusiastically to the drafting of a resolution and raises issues relevant to the pursuit of consensus;
  • Actively listens to concerns of other delegations;
  • Actively proposes alternative solutions and compromises during Informal Negotiations;
  • Engage with other delegates diplomatically and respectfully;
  • Be prepared for opening remarks which are informative with regards to the country’s policy and ensure that other delegates gain an understanding of the position the country a delegate is representing;
  • Have submitted a Position Paper prior to the conference and actively reflect the positions and solutions proposed in it throughout committee sessions;
  • Attend all simulation sessions.

Position Paper Award

Each Committee/Council will award a single Position Paper Award to the delegate (or to the pair of delegates in the High School Security Council) whose document demonstrates exemplary writing and understanding of the topic at hand. A document worthy of the Position Paper Award will:

  • Follow the structure outlined by FAMUN 2022 and organize its ideas thoughtfully;
  • Utilize thoughtful, concise grammar and language;
  • Reflect a firm grasp on the Committee/Council’s topic of debate;
  • Be solution-oriented and acknowledge other points of view;
  • Original writing and no plagiarism.

Note: High School Security Council Presidents are eligible for awards, including a Position Paper award or Diplomacy Award (in pairs). The pairs of Presidents will be evaluated only in their capacity as delegates representing their Member State and not in their ability to fulfill their duties as President.