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Your Assignment

Serving as a representative of your assigned country to the United Nations, you will produce:

  • Country Profile (see country profile resources on the Resources page)
  • Position Paper based upon the Yale Model UN guidelines (see pdf document below). 
  • Reflection

Citation Requirements

  • For the Country Profile: a Chicago style bibliography.
  • For the Position Paper: a Chicago style bibliography and in-text citations for quotations or references to others' work.

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