POSITION PAPER SUBMISSION IS CLOSED
Please refer to the submission guidelines below to ensure you are submitting the papers correctly!!!
GTMUN is a highly competitive event that requires dedication and hard work. Students must be able to intelligently debate on a wide range of topics and collaborate with others to find solutions to problems affecting millions of people worldwide. We hope GTMUN offers a stimulating environment so that each delegate will be challenged in such a way that develops their MUN skills. If this is your first time to participate in GTMUN, you will have the opportunity to observe and learn from experienced delegates. In addition, our entire staff is knowledgeable in all MUN rules and will be able to guide you through your first time at GTMUN.
Topic and Country Preparation
Students should be prepared to discuss two topics in depth. Our staff provides background guides to outline the areas of each topic that should be debated during committee sessions. Before you conduct any other research, you should have a clear understanding of the contents of your committee’s background guide. It is, however, designed to be a guide and not an extensive research paper on the given topics. To accurately represent your assigned delegation, you must conduct your own research into the topics and the position of your country.
Delegates are required to write a position paper before GTMUN. The purpose of the position papers is to enable the delegates to engage in good substantive debate at the conference and to ensure that each delegate is fully familiar with their nation. Each background guide provided by the GTMUN staff has a section (“Committee Directive”) that specifies where the Director would like debate to focus. Substantively, the position paper should address the pertinent background information to the topic, the country’s stance on the issue, and specific proposals to resolve the problem. Please keep in mind that position papers contribute to awards scoring.
Position papers are judged on the following criteria:
- Understanding and addressing the directive in the background guide
- Policy development
- Reference to international treaties, international organizations, and real-world stakeholders
- Incorporating relevant sources with proper citations
- Language, grammar, and spelling
Sample position papers and position paper help may be found below.
PLEASE BE AWARE: IF YOUR POSITION PAPER DOES NOT FOLLOW THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW, IT WILL NOT BE SCORED.
- Position papers may be only one page per topic with one page of citations per topic.
- The maximum font size is 12 point font. The minimum font size is 10 point font.
- Position papers must have 1-inch margins on all sides.
- Heading must include country name, committee name, and topic name.
IF A HIGH SCHOOL NAME OR THE NAMES OF INDIVIDUAL DELEGATES ARE INCLUDED ANYWHERE IN A PAPER, IT WILL NOT BE SCORED.
Submitting Position Papers
To upload position papers, please click HERE.
Please click the above link to submit your delegation’s position papers. All instructions should be carefully followed to ensure the scoring of your school’s papers.
Complete one form for each delegation (country) that your school has been assigned. Do not fill out more than one form for each delegation (country). If you have emailed your position papers, YOU MUST STILL UPLOAD THEM TO THIS FORM.
Consolidate all position papers for each country into a single PDF file – place one position paper right after another (order does not matter) in the same document. Please do not upload more than one file per Google Form.
FAQs for Uploading:
Q. Do I submit position papers one at a time?
A. No, please upload ALL position papers for each country at once.
Q. Should delegates put their name or the school name on their position paper?
A. No, if the student’s name, or the high school’s name appear on the paper, it will NOT be scored.
Q. How can I get help writing my position paper?
A. We have helpful links posted on this page, but there are also tons of helpful pages and examples online if the links are not enough.
Q. If I have emailed the position paper to the secretariat, do I also need to upload them here?
A. Yes you do. Only uploaded position papers will be scored
If you have any further questions please reach out to our secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.