General Assembly Committees

A General Assembly, in Model United Nations, is the committee type that most
accurately simulates UN proceedings. Every delegate represents a country or a character and
brings his or her respective views into the debate. Delegates debate in a moderated caucus for
the majority of the conference, work together on draft resolutions in unmoderated caucuses and
eventually hope to pass their work through the committee once the entire committee has agreed
to enter the voting block. The committee will be headed by a chair, who will control moderated
caucus, but will also heavily rely on the assistance of two to three moderators to handle all
documents, timekeeping and awards judgement.


General Assemblies

Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Intermediate Committees

World Bank (WB)

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)


Advanced Committees

International Court of Justice (ICJ)

United Nations Security Council (UNSC)


Position Paper Guidelines:
12pt font in Times New Roman
1.15 spacing
1 page maximum for each topic
Note: Please cite any references that you use.

Unless otherwise specified, all delegates in General Assembly committees must submit a position paper following the format described in the Background Guide by November 13th, 2018 at 11:59 PM via email to the chair.