Preparing for Lobbying

Lobbying is perhaps the most important part of the THIMUN Conference, as it is when fruitful discussions take place to create the best resolutions possible. Good resolutions with viable solutions are to be produced as a result of lobbying.

For THIMUN The Hague 2023, delegates should prepare to give a policy statement, the list of delegations giving policy statements in the assigned forum is published in the web-app and on our website, approximately 55 delegations are requested to give a policy statement per committee, sub-commission.




Policy Statements

Policy statements are different from an opening speech; opening speeches will not be entertained in this conference.

The purpose of these policy statements is for the delegates to clearly state their stance on the issues. We have three main issues and each has 3 sub-topics (see list of sub-topics & research reports), this means that delegates would express their stance and choice of subtopic for each main issue. Within the research reports for each main issue you will find the sub-topics.

This format will allow delegates to contribute to a resolution on all 3 main issues. For those delegations who did not give a policy statement, they will be given the opportunity to do so within their lobbying groups.


When do you deliver the Policy Statement?

On Monday morning after the preparatory meetings, Committees, Sub-commissions and ECOSOC will begin with policy statements. These delegates will deliver a one minute policy statement stating their views. They will then move on to lobbying for issue 1 and 2, and continue on Tuesday morning with lobbying for Issue 3.


Lobbying Groups

All delegates will have the opportunity to express their interest in a subtopic for each main issue to the chairs through a form, so chairs will know their preference and lobby groups.