The most crucial thing to do before the summit is to prepare for the summit both academically and mentally. In the academic domain, delegates are advised to do research regarding the OIC, and the country that they are representing, bearing in mind that in debate circumstances anything could be coming their way. Lastly, academic-wise, the delegate should look up the agenda item that will be on the table at the summit and prepare arguments, a country policy stance, and general solutions for the issues and problems that they have considered. Delegates also should read the rules of procedures and study guides that are published and write a position paper to maximize their performance during the summit.
Mentally, all delegates should bear in mind that this is a simulation, and mistakes made here are for the sake of not making them in the future. So, all delegates should realize that this summit is for making mistakes and learning from them. Also, the fact that it will be a student-based organization should motivate the delegates into socializing, making new connections, and widening their network.
The general procedural and behavioral rules of the Model OIC are explained below.
The general procedural and behavioral rules of the Model OIC are explained below. (Sayfada sadece sari ile işaretlenen gözükmeli, detayları görmek için üzerine tıklanmalı. Aynı sayfada olacktır.
- Dress Code:
All participants attending the summit should pay attention to the dress code, considering that they are participating in the simulation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. It is essential to dress formally. No participant shall attend the summit in informal clothing. Participants can wear the traditional clothes of the countries they represent at the summit.
The official languages of the OIC are English, French, and Arabic. Thus, Model OIC summits can be conducted in these languages, and each summit’s official language will be announced previously by the organization team. If needed the secretariat will do the necessary translations.
- Attendance & Certificate:
Delegates who do not attend any session without any excuse, except with the permission of the Secretariat / ICYF Board, are deprived of their right to receive a certificate.
Every delegate and bureau member should be respectful to each other and address each other with courtesy. The bureau will immediately call to order any delegate who does not abide by this rule in the committee. Delegates who do not maintain a diplomatic attitude and procedural attire shall receive an official warning.
- Position Paper:
A position paper is written and submitted by the delegate to the secretariat before the conference. This document describes the country’s policy that the delegate is representing and offers plausible and possible solutions for the agenda item of the committee.
- Delegates must submit position papers in the official language of the committee, which is English, Arabic (Literary), or French.
- The language used in the position paper must be formal.
- Delegates must mention their committee, agenda item, and the country at the beginning of the position paper. As shown in the sample below.
- Secretariat expects the delegates to include the sections mentioned below in their position papers;
- Background of the Agenda Item
- Policy and the stance of the country you represent on the Agenda Item,
- Past actions that the International Community took about the Agenda Item (especially OIC),
- Possible Solutions.
The delegates must write the Position Papers in a format meeting the following criteria:
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