MUN Basics

Since our Monday sessions cannot be held at the moment due to the COVID-19 Crisis, we are now introducing a new series of online content: MUN-Basics!

Each week, we will give academic insight, short committee introduction, MUN know-how and more!

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Part I – Position Papers

We start off by introducing you to position papers and giving you an opportunity to refine your writing skills.

👉 Today’s practice: If you have the time (we know you do) and want to improve your MUN-skills (we know you want to), why not write up a quick 1 1⁄2 page position paper on that topic? Don’t worry, we don’t expect any deep research for this, this is just so you can accustom yourself to the structure of a paper. If you want feedback for your paper, you can also send it to us and we will do so. Just pick a country and start writing! For beginners, we recommend European or western countries, but if you are looking for a bigger challenge, you can also try one of the more lesser known places around the world. Have fun writing, and until the next time!

✍️ HanseMUN Position Paper Guide

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Part II – Opening Statements

Today we are introducing you to writing an opening statement! We have created another guide. ✍️

👉 For now, to keep you trained and your MUN skills sharp, why not write an opening statement using the guidelines we presented today? Just write a few lines and send them to us at and we will gladly give you feedback. The topic and background info will be the same as last week, so if you are one of the people who wrote a position paper and it to us, congrats! Your work is already halfway done. 

✍️ HanseMUN Opening Statement-Guide


Part III – Debate Basics I

👉 Today we are introducing you to the course basics of debate! ✍️

At first, MUN might seem odd if you are not familiar with the set of rules and debate formats.
However, over the course of time, you will be trained thoroughly in the rules of debate and Model UN Procedure. 


✍️  Debate Basics I