Student Research Timeline
Student & Advisor Orientation
Date: January 2021 (exact time TBA)
Time: Approximately 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Lunch will be served.
Background Research on your Country
Orientation to Mid-January
Click the link below to view the Country Research Outline. This will get you started. We will provide research links to the UN, the CIA, the US State Department and country government websites around the world for you to access additional detailed information.
Focused Research on the Resolution
Mid-January to February 1
Based on your research, you determine your country’s positions on the draft Resolution and find support for that position (through empirical data, quotes from government leaders, and other research materials).
Drafting of Speeches
February 1 to February 28
Your speech should state whether your country is in favor of or opposed to the various operative paragraphs of the draft Resolution. Explain why your country supports or opposes particular operative clauses of the Resolution, and if you oppose, recommend changes thereto. Advisers will assist the students in revising and finalizing their speeches.
Submit your Speech
Submit an electronic copy of your complete speech to email@example.com.
March 1 to March 6
Practice your speeches as often as possible. Time your speech and delete or add content so that you do not exceed the maximum time for sponsoring speeches and supporting speeches (maximum length of a sponsoring speech be approximately eight minutes; supporting speeches will be approximately five minutes. Final maximum times will be provided to advisors and students in March). We will attempt to provide your team with a Rotary Club meeting venue to give your speech to a live audience before the MUN Conference.
March 7-8, 2021.
Attend the MUN Conference at the Graduate Eugene Hotel.
Advisor guidelines: Advisors must be available for all team meetings, scheduled orientation and MUN events. The advisor will guide and advise the students as they prepare for the Conference. The advisor will assist the students with their research, their country’s positions on the resolution, and with drafting and practicing their speeches.
January 1, 2021
FINAL DEADLINE for Advisor applications for background checks.
January, 2021 (exact time and location TBA)
Student and Advisor Orientation – This will generally be the first time advisors meet their student team. Teams and advisors should establish a meeting schedule.
January to March 1, 2021
Advisors guide your delegates as they conduct country research, review and evaluate the draft Resolution provided by MUN Committee, prepare their country’s position speech and prepare an amendment to the draft Resolution.
February 15, 2021
Notify MUN committee of all guests (student delegate parents, guardians, others) who will be attending Saturday evening banquet. Submit menu selections for guests and Rotarians must be submitted.
March 3, 2021
Speeches should be finished and an electronic copy submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Delegations should be practicing their speeches.
March 7-8, 2021
MUN Conference at the Graduate Eugene Hotel, Eugene OR
Time until the Model United Nations Conference