Model United Nations Seminar Delegation of the United States of America Table of contents 1. Expectation Paper of the Conference 3 2. Opening Speech 5 3. Fact Sheet 6 4. Position Paper 9 5. Draft Resolution 13 6. Reflection on the Resolution 16 7. Reflection on the Session 18 8. Bibliography 19 1. Expectation Paper of the Conference Since its creation in 1945 the United Nations has been a forum for international cooperation, and an important agency to promote human rights. Many lament the ostensible ineffectiveness of resolutions, or the unenforceabilit­y of majority agreements. Further, the lack of democratic legitimacy and the problems associated with the Security Council raise reasonable doubts about the role of the UN as a sensible institution of intergovernment­al cooperation. However, the international system is characterized by a hypothetical high degree of national sovereignty of every member state. Within this system, most states have a vested interest in maintaining their sovereign rights. Although the UN lacks any ability to enforce the decisions made by its central bodies of authorities, the General Assembly and the Security Council, the scope of its influence might be larger than it appears on the surface. In order to make sense of the importance of the UN it is imperative to understand how the UN works, what the processes are and how decisions are made. In my opinion, the field of international
Football in the United States
In general football is the 5th most popular sport in the united states behind basketball, baseball, American football and ice hockey.
Over the last few years it became more and more popular and if this trend continues, football will maybe overcome the other sports.
Immigrants from England, Scotland and Germany introduced football in the late 19th century, after a while the sport became more popular, but the so called “soccer war” 1913 between the USFA (=United States Football Association) and AFA (=American Football Association) led to a fall of the sport but in the 1960s the re-emergence began: a new professional league, the NASL (=North American Soccer League) was introduced 1968. More and more people wanted to watch the league, especially because of the new star players like Pele, Beckenbauer and George Best.
However the high salaries of the players forced financial problems and that’s way the league was suspended in 1984.
The two professional leagues:
The highest one, the MLS (Major League Soccer), which exists of 23 teams in 2 conferences, 3 teams from Canada
And the other one, the USL (United Soccer League) with 33 teams also in 2 conferences, 5 teams from Canada
It was founded in 1997 and is different to most of the European leagues, because it has 2 conferences, the Western and Eastern conference.
Every team has 34 matches in the regular season. After the regular season the best 6 teams of each conference qualifies for the Playoffs. The 2 top sides of each conference are automatically qualified for the conference’s semi-final round. The other 4 teams have to play a single knockout game to advance to the semi-finals. At the end the winner of each conference’s finale pl.....[read full text]