1. Basic Country Information

The following links are good to get basic information about each member state. These are where you should start your research, but you definitely will need to do additional research to discover your country’s positions and policies regarding the conference agenda.

The CIA World Factbook

U.S. Department of State Factsheets

BBC Country Profiles  

2. UN Structure and Operations

Before the conference, it is important to understand the structure of the United Nations and how it operates, as well as the specialized agencies or programmes that are being discussed for the conference. Use these links to familiarize your self with the different bodies and agencies of the UN.

List of Funds, Specialized Agencies, and Programmes

3. Agenda and Committee Topic Research

These links will help you research about the topics that have been selected for each meeting and committee. Please gain a general understanding of the global nature of the issues being discussed before you research the topic within your own country.

UN Global Issues

4. Country Policy Position

Use these links to research about the member state’s position towards related policies. These links will give you the UN voting records and position papers that are relevant for the agenda of the upcoming conference.

UN Research Guides and Resources