Registration

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This page is dedicated in helping delegates register for their countries and prepare for the simulation. If you have any questions, please email the CalWHO team at calwho2013@gmail.com.

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Step 1: Purchase your Tickets

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You can purchase your conference tickets for the 2016 CalWHO Simulation here for Friday November 11, 2016. You can also purchase your social dinner tickets here.

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Step 2: Country Registration

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After you have registered your conference and social dinner tickets, please fill in the form below to indicate your TOP 5 Countries that you would like to represent in the 2016 CalWHO Simulation. You will receive a confirmation email and your chosen country from the CalWHO team shortly after the form is submitted.

Please note: G20 Countries are reserved for applicants who are experienced delegates and have participated in past CalWHO conferences. The following countries are within the G20:

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countries
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Date*
Name*
E-mail:*
Please list your top 5 countries with the first as your favorite choice and the last as your least preferred. You will receive an email shortly after you have submitted this form verifying which country will be assigned to you. *

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Step 3 (Optional): Submit Your Country Position Paper

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After you have received an email from the CalWHO Team confirming your selected country, you have the option to submit a position paper—an essay detailing your country’s policies on FOOD INSECURITY. Writing a position paper will help delegates organize their ideas so that they can share their country’s position with the rest of the committee.

**Although optional, we recommend delegates to participate. The top position paper will receive an award.**

Here are some tips on how to prepare position papers; it also explains the overall purposes of position papers:

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A good position paper will include

    • A brief introduction to your country and its history concerning the topic and committee;
    • How the issue affects your country;
    • Your country’s policies with respect to the issue and your country’s justification for these policies;
    • Quotes from your country’s leaders about the issue;
    • Statistics to back up your country’s position on the issue;
    • Actions taken by your government with regard to the issue;
    • Conventions and resolutions that your country has signed or ratified;
    • UN actions that your country supported or opposed;
    • What your country believes should be done to address the issue;
    • What your country would like to accomplish in the committee’s resolution; and
    • How the positions of other countries affect your country’s position.

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Here are some writing tips for your position paper:

    • Keep it simple. To communicate strongly and effectively, avoid flowery wording and stick to uncomplicated language and sentence structure.
    • Make it official. Try to use the seal of your country or create an “official” letterhead for your position paper. The more realistic it looks, the more others will want to read it.
    • Get organized. Give each separate idea or proposal its own paragraph. Make sure each paragraph starts with a topic sentence.
    • Cite your sources. Use footnotes or endnotes to show where you found your facts and statistics. If you are unfamiliar with bibliographic form, look up the Modern Language Association (MLA) guidelines at your school’s library.
    • Read and reread. Leave time to edit your position paper. Ask yourself if the organization of the paper makes sense and double-check your spelling and grammar.
    • Speech! Speech! Do you plan to make an opening statement at your conference? A good position paper makes a great introductory speech. During debate, a good position paper will also help you to stick to your country’s policies.
    • Let the bullets fly. Try not to let your proposals become lost in a sea of information. For speechmaking, create a bulleted list of your proposals along with your most important facts and statistics so that you will not lose time looking for them during debate.

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After you have finished, please email your position paper to the CalWHO Team at calwho2013@gmail.com.
On the day of the simulation, please print off a copy and bring it with you.

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