Tips for preparation.
In preparation for an incredible time at the conference this year, the IGS India Team offers a Guide to Delegate Preparation so that you can excel at the conference. If you have questions about report writing, the Guide also includes a sample report paper and explains the ideal format for writing one.
Like any activity or sport, Youth conferences takes practice and skill. We hope that you will have the opportunity to improve your public speaking skills both before and during your committee at IGS India. If this is your first conference, not to worry! Many of our delegates are first-timers to Model UN or such conferences and this webpage and your background guide are your first resources to build the skills necessary to prepare and debate effectively. During the conference, you will have the opportunity to take part in specialized delegate training based on your skill. During committee, your committee chairperson is trained to answer any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to ask any of the committee dais staff or Secretariat about any questions about the procedure or your topic area. Committee chairperson e-mails are listed on the Committees page.
Students should spend time researching the topic areas their committees will be considering. Once background guides become available in April, the background guide will provide an extensive background and overview of the topic areas to be discussed. The background guide should be your first stop for committee information as the Director of the committee has compiled, organized, and presented all information that he or she expects the committee to discuss. Take note of the “Questions A Resolution Must Answer,” helpful guiding questions of the committee and questions that are expected to be answered in the final resolution. All of our background guides also include a bibliographic essay as a starting point for additional student research.
Delegates should learn as much as possible about the country they will be representing – both in general and in relation to the topics they will be discussing. While our background guides include an analysis of bloc positions on topic areas, students should also learn about the specific positions of their respective nations.
General IGS India Preparation
Students should familiarize themselves with the Guide to Delegate Preparation. Our training materials help both experienced and first-time delegates learn about the goals, accomplishments, limits, and powers of the UN and Indian Parliament for Indian committees.
Thorough preparation is essential to making IGS an excellent educational experience. Pre-conference research makes committee more fun and rewarding, as delegates can then immerse themselves in their roles as high-ranking diplomats.