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Model United Nations

Topic Questions

You've already got questions to answer but it may be helpful to consider *these, as well:

  • What is the problem? How does it affect your country?
  • What has your country done to combat the problem?
  • What are the various "sides" in the debate?
  • Which aspects of the issue are most important to your country?
  • If your country is not involved with the issue, how can it become involved?
  • How will your country shape the debate at the conference?
  • What arguments will other countries make?
  • How do the positions of other countries affect your country's position?
  • Is there evidence or statistics that might help to back up your country's position?

Where might you find answers to these and your topic questions?

Best Bets:

The UN's Global Issues

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)


Provides country and regional graphs and descriptive statistics based on geography, military, economy, crime, education, and transportation.

UN Documentation Center (incl. General Assembly & Security Council Resolutions)

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*Questions from UNAUSA

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