Policy Statement Review

Here is a copy of the Policy Statement Power Point to help you in crafting your own policy statements.

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Use these questions to help you review your policy statements and check to see that you are on the right track:

1. Paragraph 1 – Background

  • Have I mentioned the historical background of the issue?
  • Have I talked about the global impact of this issue?
  • Have I talked about how long the issue has been going on for?
  • Have treaties been signed already?
  • Have I mentioned how this issue relates to any of the 3 Fundamental Principles of the UN?

2. Paragraph 2 – Country Stance

  • Have I mentioned the concerns of my country?
  • Have I mentioned treaties or big ideas my country has supported for this issue?
  • Have I mentioned any solutions or efforts already tried by my country?
  • Have I mentioned which fundamental principle my country is concerned with with regard to the issue?

3. Paragraph 3 – Diplomacy Building

  • Have I mentioned that my country is committed to a solution?
  • Have I built trust and diplomacy through this paragraph?

 

Here is a scaffolded document to help you if you’re stuck or struggling with how to start.

REMEMBER to use your MUN Delegate packet as well as it will help you in your writing!

MUN Dates and Deadlines

In NoodleTools

10 NOTECARDS – Wednesday, Nov 26 2014

Remember to have at least:

  • 1 EBSCO
  • 1 Print Source (book or magazine)
  • 1 of the websites off my blog
  • 3 (maximum) websites that you’ve tested for credibility (C.R.A.A.P)

In SS8 Written Work Document

COMPLETE POLICY STATEMENT – Tuesday, Nov 25 (A) / Thursday, Nov 27 (H)

COMPLETED OPERATIVE CLAUSES (x3) – Tuesday, Nov 25 (A) / Thursday, Nov 27 (H)

*Final policy statements and operative clauses will be submitted on TURNITIN 

DON’T FORGET: Printed notecards, research, operative clauses slips, and policy statements need to be brought to class THURSDAY Nov 27 (A) / FRIDAY Nov 28 (H) for the start of the MUN Conference.

MUN Website Source List

Here are some sources that will help you find the information you are looking for. Remember that there isn’t one source that will tell you exactly what your country’s stance is – you will have to infer from several sources and perhaps even take a look at your country’s history and who they sided with for other similar issues.

This list will constantly be updated.  If you find good sources, feel free to email me so I can add them to the list, too! 🙂

GENERAL SOURCE LIST

COUNTRY PROFILES: ALL TOPICS

  • NTI Country Profiles – http://www.nti.org/country-profiles/
  • UNA (country profiling) – http://www.unausa.org/global-classrooms-model-un/how-to-participate/model-un-preparation/research/country-research

COUNTRY STANCE: NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT

  • General Country stance (most countries) – http://fissilematerials.org/library/gfmr09cv.pdf
  • Weapons Free Zones    – http://www.un.org/disarmament/WMD/Nuclear/pdf/NWFZ-postcard-2010.pdf
  • CNN Nuclear Weapon States – http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2013/03/world/nuclear-weapon-states/
  • Arms Control (Country Resource)        – http://www.armscontrol.org/countryresources
  • UNODA – United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs – http://www.un.org/disarmament/
  • Interesting Video on Background information for disarmament – http://www.un.org/disarmament/education/Movies/wmd_1540/

ACCESS TO DRINKING WATER

  • Water.org (Access by country)                                                     – http://water.org/water-crisis/water-facts/water/
  • World Health Organization (countries without access) – http://www.who.int/pmnch/media/news/2012/201205_africa_scorecard.pdf           – http://www.who.int
  • Ways to Provide Clean Water – http://www.engineeringchallenges.org/cms/8996/9142.aspx
  • UN Water Facts and Figures                                             – http://www.unwater.org/water-cooperation-2013/water-cooperation/facts-and-figures/
  • MDG 7                                                                                                   – http://www.un-kampagne.de/fileadmin/downloads/news3/final_human_rights_and_mdgs_brochure.pdf

 

HELPFUL SEARCH TIPS:

Use this google search presentation to help you narrow down your searches on google!

 

MUN Country Assignments

Here we go!  All classes have their country assignments for the MUN Conference and we’ve started going through our background guides and delegate packets.  Make sure you’re familiar with both of these documents in the next few days as they are going to walk you through how the conference will work and where to find information.

Below are the country assignments just in case you forget!  You’ll need to know other people’s assignments so you know who might be able to co-sign your clauses later on or who will be able to help you in gathering information about your own country.

Good luck!

 

 

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MUN Background Guide Activities

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A and H BLOCKS:

 

You’ll be tackling the topic of Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.  Here you’ll find the link to a google doc that will ask you to work with your table to explore issues, symptoms, and implications of this topic.

 

Use your background guide, each other, and the sources listed in my blog to help you find information.

 

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E BLOCK:

You’ll be tackling the topic of Universal Access to Clean Water.  Here you’ll find the link to a google doc that will ask you to work with your table to explore issues, symptoms, and implications of this topic.

Use your background guide, each other, and the sources listed in my blog to help you find information.

 

Model United Nations

imgres   WHAT IS MODEL U.N.? Model United Nations (M.U.N.) is a simulation of an actual United Nations Conference. Students will typically role-play delegates to a specific country in the General Assembly and tackle pertinent issues being debated in the U.N. today.   The activity will asks the students to partake in and showcase substantial researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership roles.

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This year we will be focusing on one topic at our conference:

A BLOCKTotal Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

H BLOCK: Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

 

QUIZLETS for Nuclear Weapons Conference:

MUN 2013 – Operative Clauses for Debate

E BLOCK: The Question of Access to Clean Water


 

H BLOCK: The Question of Nuclear Disarmament


 

REMINDERS:

  1. Bring your notecards, notes, etc (printed) for the Debates
  2. Clauses will be debated in the order they appear
  3. Review the MUN Delegate packet for procedures BEFORE the debate
  4. Co-Submitters will be speaking for the clauses they co-submitted
  5. Submitters are open for points of information
  6. You may be called to ask for a point of information – be ready!
  7. If your clause didn’t make it to the top clauses to be debated, don’t worry but be ready to speak on behalf of or against any of the clauses presented.
  8. Take a deep breath and have fun! 🙂