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Researching your assigned country and topic will help you to understand your nation’s position on the issues and leave you better prepared for conference. This section offers resources for students while completing research, for parents in preparation to send their delegates to a conference, and for teachers in planning and strengthening their Model UN teams.

Click on the relevant tab below to see the list of available resources.

Please download our CCWA Delegate Preparation Guide to assist you as you prepare for our conferences.

[toggle Title=”Resources for Chairs”] Please download the relevant documents below to help you prepare for conference. Use the guides to learn or remind yourself of the proper parliamentary procedures to use during conference.

Document: CCWA Model UN Rules of Procedure
Document: CCWA Rules of Procedure Short Form (chart)
Document: CCWA MUN Formal Chair Manual
Document: Overview of Parliamentary Procedure
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Model UN Basics

Document: Helpful Hints for Teachers
Document: CCWA Advisor Manual_MUN
Document: Position Paper Guidlines
Document: Sample Resolution
Document: CCWA MUN Scoring System

If you would like to use the Country Profile worksheet as a tool, you are welcome to do so, but CCWA no longer requires its submission.

Other Important Documents

Use the Country Matrix to help your delegates choose countries and committees, or, if you prefer to view the lists in a word document, here are the Committees and Topics for each conference.

Prior to a conference, please ask your delegates to sign and return (and have their parents sign and return) the Delegate Code of Conduct and Release Form. You may bring these forms to the opening day of the conference.
[/toggle] [toggle Title=”Resources for Delegates”] Please download the relevant documents below to help you prepare for conference. Use the guides to learn or remind yourself of the proper parliamentary procedures to use during conference. Background guides with summaries of the issues for each committee’s topics can be found on the Committees and Topics page.

Document: CCWA Model UN Rules of Procedure
Document: CCWA Rules of Procedure Short Form (chart)
Document: Model UN Liability Release Form (to sign and return to CCWA for each conference)
[/toggle] [toggle Title=”Online Research Resources”] Use these online resources:

  • To research your committee’s topics
  • To Learn what your country’s views of the issue are and how the problem has affected your nation in the past or could affect it in the future.
  • To better understand the topic from your country’s perspective, to enable you to participate more in debates during conference.
Country-Specific Resources
Topic-Specific Resources
  • FAOSTAT (http://faostat3.fao.org/home/index.html), offers a comprehensive database of international food and agricultural statistics. The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (http://www.cgiar.org/), offers the latest in agricultural research that aims to reduce poverty and promote sustainable growth.
  • The Dakar Framework for Action, Education for All: Meeting our Collective Commitments outlines the educational goals that governments should be striving toward, with emphasis on education for girls, and can be accessed here: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/leading-the-international-agenda/education-for-all/
  • The publications section of the UN Women site (http://www.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications) offers informative reports and article on the current state of women’s equality across the globe.
  • Google scholar (http://scholar.google.com/) is nice tool for finding more scholarly online articles about your topic. Be aware that the full article might not always be accessible if a subscription is required to use a database.
Previous UN Action

Another important facet of research is looking into what previous actions the UN has taken on the topics that will be discussed. Some good resources for this include:

Current Events and Developments

When researching more specific issues, or looking into more recent developments in a country, news articles can be a valuable source of updated information. The following are examples of resources to utilize.

UN Committees and International Organizations

Below are the links to the websites of the UN bodies that correspond to each committee.  These sites provide detailed overviews of topics that the committees address, and may also provide country profiles that explain how the issues affect certain nations. (Links can also be found on the Committees and Topics page).  Additional links have been included for various international organizations that work closely with the United Nations on various issues.

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We hope that the video of a mock committee session will help you review and prepare for your conference:

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