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Position paper

The BUHMUN conference requires that each delegate prepares and submits a position paper. A position paper is an essay that details your country's policies on the topics being discussed. Writing a position paper assists you with organising your ideas so that you can share your country's position with other delegates at BUHMUN. You will also utilise the position paper to develop your speeches and working papers. 

To be as prepared as possible, you must research your country and the topic. Please take note of the BUHMUN guidelines when writing your position paper. Failure to follow these guidelines may impede you from being considered for an award.

BUHMUN position paper guidelines

  • Length: Maximum of two (2) pages
  • Margins: Must be set at 2.54cm for the entire position paper
  • Font: Times New Roman (12 point)
  • No national symbols are permitted.
  • Citations and references are not required for a BUHMUN position paper.
  • The papers should be written like policy statements from a foreign ministry.

Writing a position paper

Every BUHMUN position paper should have three parts: 

  • Heading
  • Introduction
  • Body

Writing a position paper

  • Part 1: Heading

    The heading needs to include the country being represented, the delegate's name and high school, and the committee topic being addressed.


We’ve collated some handy worksheets and website resources to assist you with writing your BUHMUN position paper. Delegates can refer to our BUHMUN iLearn Portal for more information.