Below are some questions you will want to answer as you do your research.
Who are my country's trading partners? Your country will most likely vote with and favor resolutions that help its trading partners. If you can't find out how your country feels about a resolution, look to see how its trading partners view the issue.
Who are my country's neighbors? Countries often vote with and favor resolutions that help its neighbors. If you can't find out how your country feels about a resolution, look to see how its neighobors view the issue.
What historical events have shaped my country?
What treaties or other international agreements has my country signed?
The standard source for basic information about a foreign country, produced by the CIA. Look up your country to discover it's trading partners and geographic neighbors. You will probably want to print or bookmark this information to take with you to the Model UN.
List of member countries with links to the websites of the Permanent Missions to the UN. Find the Permanent Mission website of your country and mine it for background information, statements, and press releases.
A guide to conducting research on foreign countries by the University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. See if you can find a link to the Foreign Affairs Office of your country. If so, you may find statements outlining how your country feels about a particular issue.
Extensive historical information on selected countries from the Library of Congress. If your country is represented, use these guides to get a historical understanding of the issues facing your country. You will likely need more up-to-date information from a source like the CIA World Factbook.
Links to the website of embassies located in Washington D.C. Find your country's embassy website and mine it for country information as well as to get an idea of how your country wishes to portray itself abroad.
Europa World Year Book (available in Andruss LIbrary)
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