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					                                      How to Write a Resolution?

Definition:
• The resolution is the base document and substance of the delegates for the debates and negotiations.

Proposals:
• Due to the fact that the majority of the negotiations at the model UNs are resolved through the resolutions, the
   ability of knowing how to write a resolution is essential for an active participation at the conference.

Structure:
• The resolutions can be general information or direct reference to an organization in particular, a country, a
    representative or one organ of the United Nations.
• Although a lot of resolutions declare the politics or laws of the country, other resolutions can include treaties,
    agreements, declarations or conventions. These can condemn action made by other countries, make calls for
    joint efforts or to continue with sanctions.
• The resolutions are prepared by individual countries or by a group of countries.
• When the resolution is accepted by the presiding table, it becomes the official and final position of the committee.
• Each resolution is written in long sentences, with different sections separated by periods and commas.
• The resolution document is separated into two sections.

    1.   Introductory Clauses
    -    The introductory statements include the justification for the actions taken.
    -    It begins with a participle or a gerund and usually cites previous resolutions of which were accepted by the
         Security Council. They were elected by a voting process, and can also begin with declarations about the
         proposal of the actions taken.

    2. Operative Clauses
    - These are the political parts of the resolution.
    - Each clause begins with a verb.
    - Each group of clauses are comprised in one logical order, and these serve to justify the articles of the
      introduction of the clauses.

Introducing a Resolution:
• It has to be practical and effective, going directly to the point of the section of which you have decided to
    concentrate on during the conference. Don’t leave out the important points in which one form or another can help
    you in your position.
• It has to be well written, and the use of a diplomatic vocabulary is essential.
• It has to be concise.
• It has to have a minimum number of signatures, just as it is proposed in the rules of procedure of the Assembly.
• It has to be typed or written on a computer, using a dark ink.
• It has to be approved by the presiding table in order to be able to be photocopied and distributed to the committee.
    The resolutions are called, “work papers” during the first phase of the negotiations. When the “working papers”
    have the approval of the table, it becomes a “Resolution Project.” After being approved by the Member States
    (taking into account the veto and the 9 affirmative votes), it is officially called the “Resolution of the Security
    Council.”

Points which a good resolution expresses:
• Represents a technical solution to the subject.
• The resolution is the product of a compromise discussed via a political format between various nations.
• The agreement between the nations should take into account the powerful nations and those that are more
    affected by the subject discussed.

Creating Amendments:
• When a resolution has been accepted by the executive personnel, there can be no changes made, but it is
   possible to create an amendment.
• This process is used to make a resolution more effective, in removing parts in which are not in agreement, and
   adding parts which are in favor.
• Confirm that your sponsor also signs.
• Work in partnerships in order to promote resolution projects to the discussion table.

				
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