Resolution Writing

Structure:

FORUM: state committee
QUESTION OF: state topic
SUBMITTED BY: state country

 

Begin by addressing your committee (e.g, if you are in the General Assembly, you would start with "THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,")

 

Remember that a resolution is one whole sentence, there is only one full stop at the very end of your resolution.
 

Preambulatory Clauses

Each clause is separated by commas, not full stops. Each clause always starts with a preambulatory phrase.

 

Preambulatory phrases are always italicised.
 

Operative Clauses

Each statement is separated by semicolons, not full stops. Each clause starts with an operative phrase. Each clause is preceded by a number. Subclauses must relate to parent clause and begin with a verb. These are preceded by an alphabetical letter.

Operative phrases are always underlined.

Sample Resolution

Examples of Phrases

 

Preambulatory Phrases
Acknowledging
Affirming
Alarmed by
Approving
Aware of
Believing
Bearing in mind
Confident
Congratulating
Convinced
Declaring
Deeply concerned
Expecting 
Expressing its satisfaction
Fulfilling
Fully alarmed
Fully aware
Fully believing
Further deploring
Further recalling
Guided by
Having adopted
Noting with approval
Noting with deep concern
Noting with regret
Observing
Reaffirming
Realizing
Recalling
Recognising
Referring
Reminding

Operative Phrases
Accepts
Affirms
Approves
Asks
Authorizes
Calls for
Calls upon
Congratulates
Confirms
Declares accordingly
Deplores
Designates
Encourages
Endorses
Expresses its satisfaction
Expresses its hope
Further recommends
Hopes 
Invites
Proclaims
Proposes  
Recommends
Regrets
Requests
Resolves
Seeks
Strongly affirms
Strongly urges
Suggests
Supports
Trusts
Transmits
Urges

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