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Evatt NT

How To Win

The aim of a team in an Evatt competition is simple: achieve your nation’s goals through diplomacy.

The arena is the UN Security Council, convened to consider a draft resolution (drawn up by us, your loving UN Youth judges).

You must use all the tools of the Security Council to mould this resolution to advance your assigned country’s interests: formal speeches, amendments, parliamentary procedure, and, of course, lots of back-room wheeling and dealing.

The particular Security Council rules and the means by which you’ll be assessed are laid out in the National Judging Criteria and Rules of Procedure. Like all standards, this is a pretty arcane document. Therefore, check out our hints and guides on:

Remember, though, that you can’t win if you don’t sign up in the first place!

Speaking and Negotiating

Evatt is not a debating competition; it is a game of diplomacy.

Speeches

A speech should give us two points:

  • Why your nation is in favour/opposed to the resolution and justification for this.
  • A reason or reasons to why everyone should share that stance.

Points of Information

These are questions that you can ask the person delivering the speech. In this, should be presenting arguments in the form of a question.

Remember to always be respectful

Negotiation & Diplomacy

Negotiation is one of the most important parts of Evatt. In negotiation, you should attempt to build consensus with other member nations to adopt amendments that your country likes and reject amendments that your country does not like. The best negotiators always ask why you disagree, in order to understand the other side’s stance. The judging criteria on the next page highlights the importance of ‘a diplomatic manner’, for example, don’t be obnoxious or a bully.

Helpful Document 🙂 

The following document is a guide to understanding your allocated country’s views/stance on each resolution and strategically determining the chambers perspective as a whole.