Researching issues and countries
To be well prepared for MunoM you should do research on your country, the issues of your committee and your country's views on these issues on the internet and in the daily press. You should also write a position paper for each issue and a draft resolution on one or more of those issues, before the conference. You can find docments to help you write your draft resolution at Documents
Position paper (policy statement)
The reason we ask you to write a position paper in advance is so that you can familiarize yourself with your country’s position on the issues concerned. A position paper is a brief description of your country’s stance on the topic and what your country wants to achieve during the conference. You should post this on the MyMUN
website, where you will also have the option to read other delegates' position papers.You can then also use your position paper to help you write a draft resolution and to help you formulate your arguments during debates. You should answer the following questions in your position paper:
- Is the topic affecting your country? If so, How?
- Has your government done anything about this topic in the past? If so what?
- What does your country think about the problem?
- What does your country wish to achieve during the conference?
Topic: Cyber Governance
Vietnam’s airports have been victim to a cyber-attack in 2016 when hackers took control of airport intercom and information screens causing a number of flight delays. Furthermore, a study showed that the percentage of companies who release information about internet security measures in Viet Nam went from just above 44% in 2012 to just below 28% in 2013. This clearly shows how vulnerable the economy is to cyberattacks and disturbances.
Viet Nam had written new legislation in 2016 concerning cyber-information security. Using this new law, Viet Nam aims to combat cyber disturbances by requiring email and similar service providers to have malware-filtering systems, by requiring individuals and organisations to prevent and identify the sabotage of information and report about such things to the appropriate state organisations.
Unfortunately, identifying and locating cybercriminals is a great challenge. It is because of this that criminals aren’t afraid to commit crimes online. We must make it clear that we intend to keep people safe online in the same way we keep people safe offline.
In conclusion, battling this problem both within our own countries and internationally will be a challenge for us all but in cooperation and proper identification and punishment of cybercriminals we can come to a better future where cyberspace is a friendly environment without hackers causing disturbances.