It is important to complete your research as a team. It is your responsibility to have knowledge of:
Possible sources for your research can include web sites, read newspapers, magazines etc., and contacting the embassy/consulate of your country.
Each delegate will be given 2 topics in his/her committee that he/she is responsible to research. Possible sources to research your country can include newspapers, the above websites, etc.
It is advisable that you write a background paper on each topic. This should include a sort of summary of the problems involved, e.g. for Environment Commission, the question of “Sustainable Energy”: explain what sustainable energy is, why we need it etc. One or two pages are adequate as this background paper is only for your personal use. It will not be required during the conference. This background paper ensures that you have understood the problem and have gained some insight. As well, it serves as the basis for your further work.
Once you have researched your country and your topics, it is important view these topics from the point of view of your country. If you cannot get the respective information from your embassy, attempt to think what the general position of your country could be taking into account all the information you have researched; e.g. What would the current US government think about sustainable energy, or what would be the standpoint of a developing country/industrial country/small island country etc.
You are to write a brief, but comprehensive policy statement on each issue. This serves three important purposes:
(According to THIMUN INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE)
A resolution consists of a long sentence divided into clauses. It must be typed according to the official format with each line numbered. It is divided into two parts: preambulatory and operative clauses.
A resolution should stimulate negotiation and compromise for the greater good and rarely be condemnatory in nature to avoid alienation and to promote peaceful solutions to world problems.
Acknowledging / Expecting / Noting with appreciation
Affirming / Expressing it’s appreciation / Noting with approval
Alarmed by / Expressing it’s satisfaction / Noting with deep concern
Approving / Fulfilling / Noting with regret
Aware of / Fully alarmed / Noting with satisfaction
Believing / Fully aware / Observing
Bearing in mind / Fully believing / Pointing out
Confident / Further deploring / Reaffirming
Congratulating / Further recalling / Realizing
Contemplating / Guided by / Recalling
Convinced / Having adopted / Recognizing
Declaring / Having considered / Referring
Deeply concerned / Having considered further / Reminding
Deeply conscious / Having devoted attention / Seeking
Deeply convinced / Having examined / Taking into account
Deeply disturbed / Having heard / Taking into consideration
Deeply regretting / Having received / Taking note
Deploring / Having studied / Viewing with appreciation
Desiring / Keeping in mind / Welcoming
Emphasizing / Noting further
Accepts / Encourages / Recommends
Affirms / Endorses / Regrets
Approves / Expresses it’s appreciation / Requests
Asks / Expresses it’s hope / Resolves
Authorizes / Further invites / Resolves
Calls for / Further proclaims / Strongly affirms
Calls upon / Further recommends / Strongly condemns
Condemns / Further requests / Strongly urges
Congratulates / Further resolves / Suggests
Confirms / Hopes / Supports
Declares accordingly / Invites / Trusts
Deplores / Proclaims / Transmits
Designates / Proposes / Urges
Need for Continued and Coordinated Research into the Ozone Layer
THE ENVIRONMENT COMMMISSION,