Delegate Preparation

Portland Business District and Bridges. Image Credit: Tichnor Brothers Collection.

Northwest Model United Nations provides the Delegate Preparation Guide annually to help team leadership and individual delegates to prepare for the conference. The Delegate Preparation Guide includes everything other than the background information on the committees and topics - this information is available in the background guides, available for each committee at the Committees and Topics page 
Specifically, the Delegate Preparation Guide includes the rules of procedure, floor plans and room assignments, and the delegate code of conduct, among other information.

Additionally, the Secretariat facilitates a Delegate Preparation and Training Session.  This session is open to everyone who wishes to attend - we especially encourage delegates who have never done MUN before, and those who have participated in other conferences but who have never attended NWMUN before, to attend.

Delegate Preparation Materials
2016-2017 Delegate Preparation Guide [PDF] (Includes all relevant preparatory information.)

2016-2017 Rules of Procedure - Short Form [PDF] (for all committees)
2016-2017 Rules of Procedure - Long Form [PDF] (for all committees)
2016-2017 Rules of Procedure Addendum - Security Council [PDF] (for SC only)
2016-2017 Rules of Procedure Addendum - Human Rights Council - Universal Periodic Review [PDF] (for HRC-UPR only)

2017 Committees & Topics (includes links to Background Guides)

Note: The two sample position papers above - one for States under Review (SuR) and one for HRC members that are not under review - are position papers submitted by real delegates to the HRC-UPR at NWMUN-Portland 2016. Both were considered to be of a very high quality by the Executive Secretariat, and with the authors' permission have been provided here as examples for delegates to refer to, along with the position paper guidelines and template, when writing their position papers to the HRC-UPR at NWMUN-Portland 2017.