2017 Handbooks

Below you will find the American Model United Nations International (AMUN) 2017 Representative Handbooks, the main preparation guides for the AMUN Conference.

Printed copies of these books are sent to all registered delegations, and they are also placed online for easy access by any participating student.

Individuals or groups not attending AMUN are also welcome to view and utilize the material in these books. Individuals are welcome to use any preparation tips they feel appropriate. We hope that these handbooks can be helpful to a broad community of MUN participants and other interested individuals.


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Other Model UN conferences or groups are also welcome to utilize AMUN’s Handbooks or other printed materials. Whether your conference is just starting out, or if an existing conference is revamping and updating their materials, you are welcome to utilize any items published by AMUN if they will assist your group. As these handbooks are under copyright, we do ask that any group interested in reprinting AMUN materials or publishing a handbook (or other preparation guide) which includes AMUN materials make a formal request to the AMUN Executive Office for the use of this information. This can be done by filling out the Request for permission to use handbooks.


Note that these handbooks are available in .pdf formats — we recommend that you download and view/print the handbooks to guarantee formatting that is as close to the original as possible. The first link for each handbook displays the book in its entirety. Other links display one chapter at a time for your ease of viewing and printing.

Issues at AMUN 2017

The Issues at AMUN Handbook includes descriptions of the purview of each body, background research and bibliographies on the topics which will be discussed at this year’s AMUN Conference. These are not intended as complete background guides, but rather as a starting point for additional research by AMUN participants.

Information on the committee reporting process is available in Chapter Five of the AMUN Rules and Procedures handbook. A sample report is also available. Please read this document for additional information.

Chapter Download
Full copy of Issues at AMUN, all chapters
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The United Nations
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Conference Preparation & Position Papers
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The Security Council – Full Text of Chapter 3
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The Contemporary Security Council
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The Historical Security Council – 1956
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The Historical Security Council – 1994
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Commission of Inquiry – 1948
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The General Assembly – Full Text of Chapter 5
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The General Assembly – Concurrent Plenary
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The General Assembly – First Committee
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The General Assembly – Second Committee
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The General Assembly – Third Committee
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World Summit on the Information Society +10
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Conference of the States Parties of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
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General Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization
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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
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Committee of Experts on Public Administration
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The International Court of Justice
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AMUN Rules and Procedures 2017

The AMUN Rules and Procedures Handbook includes logistical information about the AMUN Conference, a detailed guide on how students can prepare for the Conference, and the rules of procedure for the various AMUN Committees and Councils.

Chapter Download
Full copy of AMUN Rules and Procedures, all chapters
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General Conference Information
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Roleplaying
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The International Press Delegation
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The International Court of Justice
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Historical Commission of Inquiry of 1948
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Draft Documents
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Security Council Rules of Procedure
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GA & ECOSOC Rules of Procedure
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Security Council Short Form
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GA & ECOSOC Short Form
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The Issues at AMUN and AMUN Rules and Procedures Handbooks are © Copyright 1990-2018, by American Model United Nations, Inc. (AMUN). Reproduction of any part of these handbooks may be made only by written consent of AMUN. Please Request for permission to use handbooks online. AMUN will be pleased to provide permission to copy this information to any Model United Nations organization or other educational group that is interested in utilizing this material. AMUN asks that groups interested in using this material do the following:

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