Here are the World Schools motions for next year's tournaments. Note these are the World Schools Debating Championships motions. If you are going to World Universities Debating Championships in Koc at the end of the month these don't apply.
From WSDC mailing list:
On behalf of Qatar, the host of WSDC 2010, I hereby announce the the motions at WSDC 2010;
(a) for the prepared preliminary debating rounds (4 in total)
(b) for the Grand final.
First, I wish to thank the motions committee which has worked very hard in order to bring you the motions earlier than two months prior to the start of the championships.
The Motions Committee members are:
Chris Erskine (chair)
Sherria Ayuandini (Indonesia)
Taimur Bandey (Pakistan)
Russell Courts (Greece)
Jim McElroy (Ireland)
Loucia Isaac (Qatar)
Simon Quinn (Qatar)
And now.....the motions.
(forgive the capital letters, the Motions Commitee is not trying to shout, but the convention is to write motions in capitals)
THAT WE SHOULD SUPPORT MILITARY INTERVENTION IN SOMALIA
THAT EVERY COUNTRY SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO POSSESS NUCLEAR WEAPONS
THAT DOCTORS SHOULD REPORT EVIDENCE OF MARITAL ABUSE TO THE POLICE
THAT TERRORIST SUSPECTS SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL IN CIVILIAN COURTS
THAT GOVERNMENTS SHOULD NEVER BAIL OUT BIG COMPANIES
Until the draw is announced, teams will not know whether they will be proposition or opposition for the 4 prepared preliminary rounds, so they should begin preparing both sides.
The remaining four preliminary rounds will be on motions announced to the teams one hour before the debate begins, as will all the break round debates (the octo finals, quarter finals and semi finals).
Good luck and happy preparing.