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What are the skills of a Delegate?

There are several important factors one should look for when applying as a delegate to Algeria Model UN. Delegates most of them are students comfortable with public speaking and preferably possess some debate skills. It is also extremely important that the students be conversationally fluent in English because the conference, committees, and debates will all be conducted solely in English. An interest in international affairs and the ability to work well with others are also important qualities to look for in a delegate.


What are the tips for training a Model United Nations Delegates?

Algeria National Model United Nations emphasizes three tactics to good preparation before conference, which will be elaborated one-by-one in this guide:

  • Thorough topic research so that delegates feel comfortable with the topics at hand.
  • Comprehensive country research, leaving delegates well-versed in their nations’ positions.
  • Understanding the rules of procedure to ensure comfort with involvement in committee debate.

What are the skills of a Delegate?

There are several important factors one should look for when applying as a delegate to Algeria Model UN. Delegates most of them are students comfortable with public speaking and preferably possess some debate skills. It is also extremely important that the students be conversationally fluent in English because the conference, committees, and debates will all be conducted solely in English. An interest in international affairs and the ability to work well with others are also important qualities to look for in a delegate.


What are Study Guides and Updates?

Chairs of AMUN 2016 write well-researched, up-to-date, and comprehensive study guides are review of the topics covered in committee. Careful reading of the study guide should be delegates’ first starting-point in their committee preparation. In the fall, updates are then added by Dais staff to provide either the most recent current-event developments in the topic areas or a more in-depth look into specific issues that supplement the study guide.


How should a delegate prepare, beyond reading of the Study Guides and Updates?

The Study Guides & Updates are meant as a starting point for topic research; delegates expected to go beyond these materials by consulting suggestions for Further Research in study guides, the committee and UN website, and other sources. Overall, delegates must do sufficient topic research to be able to formulate plausible solutions in committee.


What is the most important thing for a delegate to keep in mind during their research?

Delegates should be familiar with their topic areas and, in particular, the QARMA: Questions A Resolution Must Answer. These questions are provided at the end of each topic area section in the study guide. During conference, the committee’s goal will be to answer these questions during debate, and they should be able to provide focus to pre-conference research preparation.


Can delegates at AMUN pre-write resolutions?

Delegates should absolutely NOT pre-write resolutions before conference. Chairs will notice and not allow this, as the point of committee debate is formulating solutions together in a cooperative setting.


How should delegates conduct their country research?

There are a variety of different methods, which delegates can use to do research on their countries. They can contact their country consulates, read articles from policy magazines, do research online, and even consider different treaties that the countries have signed.

It is very important that the delegates’ position papers reflect their assigned nation’s perspective on the issues.

How can delegates prepare for participation in procedural discussion?

AMUN has a specific set of rules of procedure, which are included in the Guide to Delegate Preparation and Rules of Parliamentary Procedure. Delegates should review and be familiar with these rules.


It is important that delegates familiarize themselves with rules prior to conference; those who feel uncomfortable with rules unfortunately tend to shy away from being active and outspoken in committee. Delegates should read the Guide to Delegate Preparation and Rules of Parliamentary Procedure, which offers sample working papers, resolutions, rules, and other key information about committee procedures. In addition to Guide to Delegate Preparation and Rules of Parliamentary Procedure, new team members should consult more experienced teammates to get clearer understanding of what occurs in committee, how debate works, how to get involved in the committee room, and more. Students should practice having a mock-debate using the rules of procedure help them become accustom to using the rules.