Position Summary

The Position Summary is an important document which states the position of the country, solutions and details of the issue. The Best Position Summary in each Committee will be awarded a prize at the Closing Ceremony.

All delegates will need to present their Position Summaries on the first day of the Committee Sessions. You must submit your Position Summary by 18 September 2017 to the Committee Chair assigned to the issue (see the email that was sent to you by SRE-YMAC upon your registration). You can refer to an example of a Position Summary provided and some tips for writing here [PDF].

In order to help you write your Position Summary, please familiarise yourself with the following:

1. Committees & Issues

As a delegate role-playing diplomats representing one of the 10 ASEAN member states, you are assigned to a Committee to discuss and find a solution to a particular issue. These seven issues revolve largely around topics of importance to the ASEAN as a whole, situated within the Political-Security, Economic, and Socio-Cultural Communities.

2. Country Profile

The Country Profile provides an overview of a country, including salient information of the history, political system, and geographical details. This will assist you in negotiating and networking with the other ASEAN delegates as well as making an informed decision when drafting a declaration in your respective committee.

We have provided links to standard country profiles, but you may wish to create a detailed country profile of your assigned ASEAN country (see included template), if you wish.

3. Information Sheets

In order to deepen your understanding of the issue, do watch the video primers, and read the information sheets provided by your Committee Chairs (you may find them in the Committees & issues page) before you embark on your writing of the Position Summary.

This will give you a basic grounding in the facts of the substantive issue being discussed in your committee, and allow you to target your position summary more accurately to the concerns of the committee.