The final results of research, caucusing, and negotiation are resolutions — written suggestions for addressing a specific problem or issue. Students are encouraged to practice writing resolutions as part of their conference preparations but should not bring pre-written resolutions to the conference. Part of the learning experience is working to a draft document as part of a group with varied interests on the topic. Consider using this writing resolutions worksheet during practice.
Public Speaking Tips
Although speechmaking is very important to the MUN simulation, many delegates’ biggest fear is public speaking. It is essential that delegates come to the conference well prepared, meaning that they have completed prior research, know their country’s position, and even have objectives for a resolution.
Consensus building involves finding the middle ground when difficult issues are being debated, and then bringing in more members to support that compromise position so that a resolution has a maximum level of support from member states.