VENUE | HYATT REGENCY

The Hyatt Regency Vancouver hosts numerous large-scale events on an annual basis. With a balance between the cosmopolitan atmosphere of a downtown location and the elegant amenities of the building, the hotel serves as an integral component to CAIMUN 2020. Offering modern and stylish guest rooms, the Hyatt stands out from its many competitors as a leading luxury hotel. Easily accessible by SkyTrain and local buses, Hyatt Regency Vancouver is a 24-hour business center with print, fax, scan and shipping services. During breaks between committee sessions, delegates will have the opportunity to explore the variety of cuisines located in downtown Vancouver. From its modern décor to stunning views, the Hyatt Regency Vancouver promises to provide an unforgettable experience for all of its visitors.


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POSITION PAPER POLICY

Position Papers are required for delegates wanting to be eligible for an award.

Position Paper Policy

CAIMUN has taken a unique approach to pre-conference preparation of delegates. Its position paper policy, having been a successful staple of the previous iterations of CAIMUN, is coming back once again as a requisite for all committees. At CAIMUN 2020, all delegates will have the option to choose between 3 distinct types of position papers: standard position paper, press release, and diplomatic cable.

Position Papers are due on Friday, May 3rd, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

An exemplar Position Paper, Press Release and Diplomatic Cable can be found here. Note the following:

PRESS RELEASE
A Press Release is an official statement of policy from a national government, analogous to a national press release in real life. It is intended to be a public statement, and will often include political rhetoric and posturing. A good press release will attempt to “spin” your country’s position on controversial topics to defray any criticism.

DIPLOMATIC CABLE
A Diplomatic Cable is a confidential, internal document that discusses a country’s strategic interests for a particular topic, which may differ significantly from what your government discusses openly. Whereas the Press Release is a public statement, the Diplomatic Cable can be compared to a confidential policy memo for your diplomatic corps. A good Diplomatic Cable will demonstrate a sound understanding of your country’s internal motives behind a policy decision. Diplomatic Cables will only be viewed by the CAIMUN staff, and will not be accessible by other delegates.

STANDARD POSITION PAPER
A position paper is a brief overview of a country’s stance on the topics being discussed by a particular committee. Though there is no specific format the position paper must follow, it should include a description of your positions your country holds on the issues on the agenda, relevant actions that your country has taken, and potential solutions that your country would support.


GENERAL RULES

CAIMUN COMMITMENT OF CONDUCT
As a Model UN conference that is both an educational and social event, CAIMUN recognizes that we have a responsibility to provide a safe, inclusive and rewarding experience for each and every delegate who participates in our activities and committees.

Likewise, in order for such a high-quality environment to be maintained throughout the conference, delegates and sponsor teachers must commit to meeting certain standards of behaviour, which will aid in improving every participant's experience.

Attending a Model UN conference, especially one that gives a large amount of creative freedom and autonomy, is a privilege that CAIMUN reserves the authority to protect under this Commitment of Conduct, which may include the ability to notify sponsor teachers, suspend delegates from debate or Internet/electronics privileges, report delegates' actions to local authorities, and bar their participation and board at the conference. We strive to balance the enjoyment of Model UN with the responsibilities and obligations we must uphold while facilitating a conference for over 800 participants.

I, AS A DELEGATE, COMMIT TO:
Being respectful to all other delegates, staff, Secretariat members, volunteers, hotel guests and other members of the conference. I understand that this includes but is not limited to:

Being professional in my committee sessions. I understand that this includes but is not limited to:

Being a law-abiding citizen, in the spirit of Model UN. I understand that this includes but is not limited to:

Being responsible with electronic and Internet privileges provided by CAIMUN. I understand that this includes but is not limited to:

Understanding that CAIMUN Secretariat and staff are empowered to enforce the commitment above for the benefit of the conference and its participants as a whole.

I, AS A STAFF MEMBER OR VOLUNTEER, COMMIT TO:
Producing an enjoyable and effective committee experience for delegates. I understand that this includes but is not limited to:

Being respectful to all delegates, other staff, Secretariat members, other volunteers, hotel guests and other members of the conference. I understand that this includes but is not limited to:

Being helpful and of service to delegates and sponsor teachers. I understand that this includes but is not limited to:

Enforcing all conference rules and the delegate commitment fairly. I understand that this includes but is not limited to:

Being a law-abiding citizen, in the spirit of Model UN. I understand that this includes but is not limited to:

Being responsible with electronic and Internet privileges provided by CAIMUN. I understand that this includes but is not limited to:

Understanding that the CAIMUN Secretariat are empowered to enforce the commitment above for the benefit of the conference and its participants as a whole.

I, AS A CAIMUN SECRETARIAT MEMBER, COMMIT TO:
Producing an enjoyable and effective conference experience for delegates. I understand that this includes but is not limited to:

Being respectful to all delegates, staff, other Secretariat members, volunteers, hotel guests and other members of the conference. I understand that this includes but is not limited to:

Being helpful and of service to delegates and sponsor teachers. I understand that this includes but is not limited to:

Enforcing all conference rules and the delegate commitment fairly. I understand that this includes but is not limited to:

Being a law-abiding citizen, in the spirit of Model UN. I understand that this includes but is not limited to:

Being responsible with electronic and Internet privileges provided by CAIMUN. I understand that this includes but is not limited to:

Understanding that the CAIMUN Secretary-General is empowered to enforce the commitment above for the benefit of the conference and its participants as a whole.