A Background Guide is a very important document that is presented to delegates before a conference that catalyzes conference preparation. It holds the information that Chairs and Vice-Chairs want delegates to have coming into committee session. This large document is comprehensive enough that it can be used both as the starting point for further research into the committee’s topic and sometimes as the only source of research. A typical background guide will at the basic level describe the historical/economical/political context of the committee and present the major topics that the committee will be addressing during the conference. Delegates make use of their background guide not only while preparing for a conference but they will often times find themselves referring back to it during the conference.
You need to download background guides and only read the guide for the committee assigned to you. If you are unsure which ones are relevant, consult the Country/Committee Matrix.