Checklist for MMUN Coordinators

Checklist for MMUN Coordinators

The checklist below is to help MMUN coordinators to prepare student delegates and accompanying adults for a MMUN Conference.

1. Pre-Conference Planning and Communicating Logistics

Part 1 of 2

  1. Conference information page is reviewed. Explore side tabs and quick links on the bottom of the page)
  2. Conference deadlines were noted and calendar is on track. Don’t miss the early bird fees or position paper deadlines!
  3. Travel plans and conference schedule are in sync. Use conference schedule to plan arrival, departure and meal breaks. If meals are not included in the conference fees, you can plan ahead by exploring your restaurant options on sites such as Google Maps, Yelp or TripAdvisor.
  4. Airfare, if needed, and any group transportation services were quoted. Only services not included in the conference fees such as airport transfer or conference venue commuting.
  5. Information compiled is put together into a complete MMUN Conference Plan document or presentation. Share it with school and parents for approval and feedback. Don’t forget to communicate the MMUN policies and conference dress code.
  6. Participating students and parents were informed about their role, commitment and responsibilities.
  7. Airfare and/or ground transportation services are booked and confirmation shared with group.
  8. All conference fees are paid for, and group’s registration information on dashboard is accurate.

2. Academic Preparation

  1. Country is selected and delegates were assigned to their committees on the MMUN dashboard at the time of registration.
  2. Delegation is introduced to the UN’s history, principles, goals and working agencies.
  3. Delegation’s country research is complete.
  4. Delegation worked in committees (as per assignments on MMUN dashboard) to learn their topics. MMUN background guides were read and guiding questions answered.
  5. Production of Delegation’s country flag and display board is complete (Let delegates be creative. Refer to your MMUN Teacher Manual for suggested activities)
  6. Position papers and speeches were written by delegates and reviewed by MMUN teacher coordinator.
  7. Position papers were uploaded to the MMUN dashboard before the deadline.

Guidelines for position paper and speeches are listed below.

Position Paper Heading

Must-have components:

  1. Committee: The correct committee is shown and spelled correctly
  2. Country: The full official name of the country is shown
  3. Topic: The full name of the topic is shown
  4. Student name: The full name of the student writing the paper is shown
  5. School name: The full name of the school is shown
  6. Request to be added to the pre-set Speaker’s List: Indicate “Delegation formally requests to be on the speaker’s list” to communicate with the Bureau. Leave the 6th line of the paper heading blank if your delegation is unsure or doesn’t want to be added to the pre-set speaker’s list.

Position Paper Body 

Must-have components:

  1. Paragraph on Background Issue
  2. Country’s current position
  3. UN Conventions or resolutions signed or ratified by your country. Actions taken by your country’s government or statistics to back up your country’s position on the issue;
  4. Solutions on how your country believes the issue should be addressed, measures/actions to be supported and accomplished by the committee’s resolution.
  5. Page length – 1 1/2 to 2 pages.
  6. Citations – where references are cited and listed use the Modern Language Association (MLA) format in the position papers.

Position Paper Mechanics Tips

  1. Correct spelling, grammar, capitalization and punctuation.
  2. Proper sentence construction and word placement.
  3. Logical paragraphs and transitions.

Speeches

  1. Speeches have been written and edited by MMUN teacher coordinator.
  2. Rewritten speeches have been submitted and approved.
  3. Practice speech in front of MMUN delegates (timed).
  4. Reduce length of speeches. Duration of each speech should not last longer than a minute.
  5. Practice committee protocol and vocabulary.

3. Pre-Conference Planning and Communicating Logistics

Part 2 of 2

  1. Online registration is complete and confirmation document has been printed (The MMUN coordinator of each group will be asked to present their registration confirmation document at one of  MMUN’s registration booths for credentialing purposes).
  2. Dress code, transportation, meal arrangements and schedule have been reviewed by group.
  3. Research portfolio has been organized, including printed position papers and speeches.
  4. Country flag and display board have been packed properly (one flag and one display board is required per country)

Related Topics

Online Registration Step-by-Step

MMUN Policies

MMUN4UN

Position Papers

Conference Dress Code

Country Display Board

Flag Procession

Upcoming Conferences

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions?

Please contact us at info@nullmontessori-mun.org

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