Working Paper Guide

Working Papers are documents that differ from Draft Resolutions or Amendments but are closely linked to them, commonly they are precursor to a Draft Resolution. Working papers are informal unofficial documents containing a framework for the resolution. It is a place to put the first draft of the ideas that you hope to guide to the resolution through lobbying, negotiation, and compromise. They can be created individually. They do not have to be formatted to the Draft Resolution format, although that is encouraged to do so regardless. They are also not necessary to create a Draft Resolution. Why are Working Papers documents of interest? They could be the basis of Draft Resolutions, and also they can be the object of a moderated caucus. So, for example, if it is in work country’s interest to understand the position of the other countries, or to propose and discuss solutions regarding a particular issue within the topic (in order to later make a Draft Resolution), then perhaps one way of obtaining such information is by writing a Working Paper, submitting it and propose a moderated caucus discussing this document.