These bodies do not make laws but suggests ways to solve problems.
4 What is a resolution
A written statement expressing an opinion
about an issue
A way to outline a solution
Solution first resolution second!
5 Why would you write a Resolution
To state a position and give recommendations
A resolution is a way to
Express an opinion
Criticize or put pressure on member states
Recommend that action
6 Who writes a resolution
A single country
A group of countries
that share the same ideas on an issue
One long sentence separated by commas () and
A period only appears at the very end!
3 main parts
8 The Heading
A way to identify the resolution
Identifies 3 things
WHERE the resolution will be submitted
WHAT the topic is
WHO the author is
Format On separate lines at top left hand corner
9 Example Heading
Committee General Assembly
Topic Raising health standards throughout the world
10 The Preamble
Describes why this Resolution is important
We can include
What the UN has said about issue
Other groups working on problem
Do your research!
Format Each phrase followed by a comma ()
Last clause followed by a colon ()
11 Example of a Preamble
Taking into account that many people are living in poverty
Noting with approval the steps taken by the General Assembly in dealing with this problem
Alarmed by the standard of living in many countries
Seeking to increase health standards throughout the world
Comma Colon 12 Example of words for the preamble
Keeping in mind
Taking into consideration
13 Operative Clauses
Describe what action should be taken
They are reasonable solutions that the committee can enforce.
Begin each phrase with
End each with a semi-colon () and the last with a period
Number each phrase
Underline the Operative
14 Examples of Operative Clauses
1. Calls upon member states to increase economic aid to countries with poor health standards
2. Trusts that the Economic and Social Council will address this issue accordingly
3. Invites the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to work on this problem
4. 5. Encourages the use of non-governmental organizations in solving this problem.
Semi-colon Period 15 Examples of wordsin Operative Clauses
16 Sample Resolution
The General Assembly
Recognizing that China is a permanent member of the Security Council
Taking into account that China has threatened war with Taiwan
Urges the nations of the world to consider sanctions against China
Condemns China using live ammunition in its military exercises.
17 Dos and Donts of Resolution Writing 18 Dos
Do write the correct names of the country and committee that you are in
Do use many different sources to support your point
Do look at the problem from different points of view
Do present realistic solutions in your resolution
Do represent your country and its actual foreign policy
Dont abbreviate the names of the committees
(e.g. Great Britain is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Dont use I when referring to yourself say we or the delegate from ____
Dont make a resolution very long but be specific when giving solutions
20 Art of Diplomacy
1. The conduct by government officials of negotiations and other relations between nations.
2. The art or science of conducting such negotiations
3. Skill in managing negotiations handling people etc. so that there is little or no ill will tact Seating ones dinner guest often calls for considerable diplomacy
21 Art of Diplomacy in Resolution Writing
Diplomacy is thinking twice before saying nothing.
It is important to be diplomatic because
Demonstrating courtesy is essential
Resolutions often address sensitive topics
Diplomacy can help you
achieve what you want
22 Diplomacy Activity
You will now split up into five small groups.
With your group mates think about how diplomacy could solve the following problems you will receive.
Be prepared to share your solution with the rest of the class.
23 Lets Review!
What is included in the heading of a resolution
In the preambulatory clause In the operative clause
Who is responsible for writing a resolution
Why is a resolution normally written
24 More Review
Name a few Dos and Donts of resolution writing.
What is the art of diplomacy
How does the art of diplomacy relate to writing a resolution
Now you are prepared to write your OWN resolution to present in your Committee during the Model UN Conference!
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