A Delegation consists of delegates/representatives of a certain country. The members of the delegations are the ones that will defend the rights for their country. An ambassador leads each delegation. The ambassador is the head of the delegation and is the one to make big decisions on diplomacy for their delegation and country. Not only do countries have delegations. The NGOs and UNOs, such as the International Monetary Fund also has its delegation.
There is a long process by which these delegations prepare themselves for the conference. After signing up the school's name, the initial preparation of debating, sources of information, and organization take place for the first month. By the time the country gets announced, you should be in touch with where to go for information, and what possible issues you would be interested in.
Once the name comes in, initial research involves getting good background information for the country. This may include, recent history, list of issues concerning the country, and the delegations role or point of view in all problems. Then the delegation should assign which delegate(s) should be involved with what committee or section. After months of preparation, each delegate should be able to identify and support his/her perspective on the issue concerned. This may or may not include a written resolution depending on how important the issue is to the delegation. It is highly helpful if the delegate begins active lobbying with the country 'lies' to receive support for their perspective. If all these steps are taken, the week of the conference won't seem as intimidating.
During the week, the first days are used in lobbying with other nations, in order to receive support in drafting a resolution if needed. Otherwise, with an issue that doesn't affect the country as much, a delegate may seek other groups within his/her own committee and attempt to join resolutions or ideas on a specific issue. Once a resolution is reached, it must pass through the approval panel in order to reach the ready-to-debate stage. Next comes the debating and voting on the resolutions that have passed the approval panel. These debates may be the most exciting part of the whole conference. You are free to make amendments to the resolutions before it is voted on. If passed in the specific committee, it may be put up to debate in the General Assembly. The delegation should always try to pass resolutions which would benifit their own country, and aviod the others being passed in the GA.