UN Resolution

The goal of the Model UN resolution is to address a problem or part of the problem. It is used to reference events in the past or overarching positions of the committee, and then offers specific ways to solve the problem at hand. The goal of any Model UN conference is an effective resolution – something with creative or innovative solutions, not something that has been done in the past, or the creation of a subcommittee to perform further research.

Sections of the UN Resolution

Preambular Clauses

Found at the beginning of the resolution, this section is used to reference previous resolutions and protocols, events in history, and other feelings of the committee at large. This section does not include any ideas or plans to solve the problem, but rather frames the actions that the United Nations should take to address the issue.

Affirming Alarmed by Approving Bearing in mind
Believing Confident Contemplating Convinced
Declaring Deeply concerned Deeply conscious Deeply convinced
Deeply Disturbed Deeply Regretting Desiring Emphasizing
Expecting Emphasizing Expecting Expressing its appreciation
Fulfilling Fully aware Emphasizing Expecting
Expressing it’s appreciation Fulfilling Fully aware Further deploring
Further recalling Guided by Having adopted Having considered
Having examined Having received Keeping in mind Noting with deep concern
Nothing with satisfaction Noting further Observing Reaffirming
Realizing Recalling Recognizing Referring
Seeking Taking into consideration Taking note Viewing with appreciation
Welcoming

Operative Clauses

The operative section of the resolution is where the committee decides to take action. It should be clear, concise, and complete, but it should not be excessively long. An effective resolution is one that clearly addresses the problem, but is also one that does not necessarily include every possible scenario. Operative clauses should start with one of the following phrases, or ones like them.

Accepts Affirms Approves
Authorizes Calls Calls upon
Condemns Confirms Congratulates
Considers Declares accordingly Deplores
Designates Draws the attention Emphasizes
Encourages Endorses Expresses its appreciation
Expresses its hope Further invites Deplores
Designates Draws the attention Emphasizes
Encourages Endorses Expresses its appreciation
Expresses its hope Further invites Further proclaims
Further reminds Further recommends Further requests
Further resolves Has resolved Notes
Proclaims Reaffirms Recommends
Regrets Reminds Requests
Solemnly affirms Strongly condemns Supports
Takes note of Transmits Trusts