Resolution Processing

To achieve a fruitful debate, it is essential that delegates do as much research as possible prior to the conference on the topics in their respective committees. MUN of Sweden also asks delegates to come prepared with one (or more) full resolution(s) that reflect the opinions of their country on one of the issues in the committee.

Once the committee is assembled, delegates will have the chance to lobby and merge and align their resolutions with those of their piers to form the strongest possible action plans that the committee can agree on. Keep in mind that, much like in the real United Nations, some countries will not be able to compromise and cooperate with some other countries on some issues; it is bottom line essential that all delegates reflect the opinion of their country.

Once the resolutions are ready and have been approved by the committee chairs, they will be handed on to the Approval Panel that corrects the resolutions for formality and format and then, hopefully, passes it on. First then will the resolution be ready for debate in the committee, and maybe even in the General Assembly!

Click here to see a sample resolution, and how it should be constructed.

Quick tips

When writing your resolution, make sure to pay extra attention to these points:
– The resolution’s language and grammar is of upmost importance. Make sure to write your clauses in such a way that they cannot be misinterpreted and are easily understood. Never try to impress by using overly complex language: it will only make your resolution difficult to understand and harm the debate. Instead, the path of success is to write your resolution in the most clear and effective way possible so that everybody can understand.

– When you write each clause you should try to reflect your countries opinions. It is also important to have an aim and a reason for proposing it. Make sure to propose concrete, exact actions that leave no ambiguity or room for misunderstanding. By being firm in your resolution your committee’s debate will benefit significantly. Some will oppose you, some will be in favor, but if written correctly, everybody will have an opinion on your resolution.

– Try to be as exact as possible with each clause you write. For example, lets say your clause proposes a project; try to make sure that your clause answers: What your project is, Why it is proposed, How you suggest it is carried through, When it should be done (timeframe), and Where it should be carried out. Not only does this make your resolution easier to defend, but also gives the sense that your resolution is a product of your extensive research.


Resolutions must consist of and use only the operative and preambulatory clauses presented below:

Preambulatory clauses

    Alarmed by
    Affirming
    Approving
    Aware of
    Bearing in mind
    Believing
    Contemplating
    Confident
    Convinced
    Considering also
    Declaring
    Deeply concerned
    Deeply conscious
    Deeply convinced
    Deeply disturbed
    Deeply regretting
    Desiring
    Emphasizing
    Expecting
    Expressing its satisfaction
    Expressing its wish
    Expressing its appreciation
    Expressing its satisfaction
    Fulfilling
    Fully alarmed
    Fully aware
    Fully believing
    Further deploring
    Further recalling
    Gravely concerned
    Guided by
    Having adopted
    Having considered
    Having considered further
    Having devoted attention
    Having examined
    Having heard
    Having received
    Having studied
    Having adopted
    Having considered further
    Having devoted attention
    Having examined
    Keeping in mind
    Noting further
    Noting with approval
    Noting with deep concern
    Noting with regret
    Noting with satisfaction
    Noting with zest
    Observing
    Reaffirming
    Realizing
    Recalling
    Recognizing
    Referring
    Reiterating
    Seeking
    Taking into account
    Taking into consideration
    Taking note
    Viewing with appreciation
    Welcoming

Operative Clauses

    Accepts
    Affirms
    Approves
    Appeals
    Asks
    Authorizes
    Calls
    Calls upon
    Congratulates
    Condemns (only allowed in the Security Council)
    Strongly condemns (only allowed in the Security Council)
    Confirms
    Congratulates
    Considers
    Declares accordingly
    Demands (only allowed in the Security Council)
    Deplores
    Designates
    Draws the attention
    Emphasizes
    Encourages
    Endorses
    Expresses its appreciation
    Expresses its hope
    Further invites
    Further proclaims
    Further recommends
    Further reminds
    Further resolves
    Further endorses
    Further requests
    Have resolved
    Notes
    Offers
    Proclaims
    Reaffirms
    Recalls
    Recommends
    Regrets
    Renews
    Reminds
    Requests
    Solemnly affirms
    Strongly condemns (only allowed in the SC)
    Supports
    Takes note of
    Transmits
    Trusts
    Urges