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Model United Nations

Questions

Start by asking some *questions:

  • What sort of government does your country have?
  • What types of ideologies (political, religious or other) influence your country's government?
  • Which domestic issues might influence your country's foreign policy?
  • What are some major events in your country's history? Why are they important?
  • Which ethnicities, religions and languages can be found in your country?
  • Where is your country located and how does its geography affect its political relationships?
  • Which countries share a border with your country?
  • Which countries are considered allies of your country?
  • Which countries are considered enemies of your country?
  • What are the characteristics of your country's economy?
  • What is your country's gross domestic product (GDP)? How does this compare to other countries in the world?
  • When did your country become a member of the UN?
  • Does your country belong to any intergovernmental organizations outside the UN system such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) or the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)?
  • Does your country belong to any regional organizations such as the European Union (EU), the African Union (AU) or the Organization of American States (OAS)?
  • Does your country belong to any trade organizations or agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)?

Where might you find the answers to these questions?

Best Bets:

Best Delegate Country Profile Map

The CIA World Factbook

BBC News Country Profiles

U.S. State Department background notes

Your Country's Permanent Mission to the UN

Your Country's UN Voting Records and Speeches

More Resources:

Research tips from BestDelegate.com

Resource links from UNAUSA

*Questions from UNAUSA

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