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Transcript of Marvin
OF all MUN Conferences!!
2. Rights and duties of the presidency and delegates.
3. Flow of debate in an MUN Conference.
RULES OF PROCEDURE我
1. Male delegates are to wear a suit and a tie with proper, elegant dark shoes or equally formal clothing.
Every session begins with a roll call. The purpose of a roll call is to record the attendance of a session. In a roll call, the presidency will call countries in alphabetical order. When called, raise placard and say “present” or “present and voting.”
Flow of Debate
is the only working language throughout a Model United Nations conference. That is to say, every verbal or non-verbal (note paper) conversation during the general debate, moderated and unmoderated caucus should be in English.
With Marvin Wang <3
Warning: Every MUN Conference adopts its own Rules of Procedure.
1. All Delegates are to act professionally, as diplomats, and must keep formal behavior all times during the conference.
Sit and stand upright.
Make eye contact with other delegates when speaking to them.
Do not shout, laugh or make other noises that will interrupt the meeting.
Do not clap when it's not in order.
2. All Delegates are to act according to their policy of the represented nation.
STICK TO YOUR COUNTRY'S POLICY!!!
2. Female participants are expected to wear a trouser-suit or a skirt with a jacket and elegant, dark shoes.
* Present and Voting: Delegates who respond present and voting may
vote abstain during any substantive voting.
SUBSTANTIVE VOTING v.s. PROCEDURAL VOTING
Substantive Voting: Vote on amendments and draft resolutions. (Yes / No / Abstain / Pass)
Procedural Voting: Vote on motions. Every country including Observer States MUST vote. (Yes / No)
* Observers are not granted to Substantive Voting :(
POINTS OF ORDER
Raise when you think the Chair has accidentally made a decision without accordance with the Rule of Procedure.
When the Chair make a mistake
POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE
Raise when you feel uncomfortable, or when you can't hear the speaker.
When you feel cold.
When you feel hot.
When you want to go the toilet.
When you can't hear the speaker.
When you have personal problems.
NOT DEBATABLE / VOTE NOT REQUIRED
POINTS OF PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY
Raise when you have questions regarding the Rules of Procedure.
Right of Reply
Raise when you feel insulted personally or nationally, and you believe a formal apology is needed!
When someone calls you stupid.
SETTING THE AGENDA
ROLL CALL COMPLETED
Raise "Motion to set Topic _ before Topic _"
DEBATE ON THE SETTLEMENT OF AGENDA
So... which agenda is better?
2 for / 2 against Debate
Vote on the motion
GENERAL SPEAKERS' LIST OPENED!!
The committee proceeds General Debate until
closure of debate
Motion for Moderated Caucus
A secondary speakers list will be established during a moderated caucus. The delegate who raised this motion ought to specify the
time for each speaker
* Yielding is NOT in order!
Motion for Unoderated Caucus
Unmoderated Caucus is also known as
. Delegates are free to walk around, hold discussion and form blocs with other delegates. The delegate who raises this motion ought to specify the
How are issues discussed?
General Speakers List
If the house is not in Moderated nor Unmoderated Caucus, the house shall proceed General Speakers List. The General Speakers List contains the order of speakers (countries) during the general debate. You may request to be put on by raising placards or sending notes.
Countries on the General Speakers’ List are granted the right to speak on the substantive issue. The default time length of a delegate’s speech is one minute. Once expired, the delegate must end his/her remark. If there are time remaining, a delegate may yield his/her time to the chair, to questions or to another delegate. If not, then the delegate must yield his/her time back to the Chair.
Yield to Another Delegate
The delegate who receives the remaining time may respond to the speaker or make comments on the speech.
Yield back to the Chair
This means that the presidency will absorb the remaining time.
Yield to Questions
The speaker may use his/her remaining time to respond to one question. If there aren’t any questions on the floor, the presidency will absorb the remaining time.
Path to a draft resolution
Write a Potential Draft Resolution with countries within your bloc
Introduce the Draft Resolution
Sponsors + Signatories ≥ 1/5 of Present Countries;
In correct format;
Motion to Introduce Draft Resolution 1._
The draft resolution could be referred and discussed on the floor.
The committee shall begin discussion on the draft resolution and
A working paper is a document that presents actual solutions proposed by your delegation. After debating on and merging of working paper within the group, the merged paper becomes a Draft Resolution (DR).
Motion to introduce working paper.
A committee can introduce more than one draft resolution. However, it could only pass one resolution in the end.
Before the Draft Resolution is introduced, the document should be referred as
A change to the draft resolution that is not approved by all sponsors. This amendment requires the agreement (signature) of 20% of present countries. Once filed, the Chair will invite the submitter to explain the Amendment.
DRAFT RESOLUTION INTRODUCED!!
Begin DEBATE on the improvement of draft resolution and potential amendment
Draft resolutions are modified through amendments. Countries
operative clauses in the draft resolution through filing amendment sheets.
A change to the draft resolution that is approved by
sponsors of the draft resolution. Once filed, the amendment will be incorporated in the draft resolution.
Unfriendly amendments are voted after
closure of debate
1. Motion to set the speaker's time (1/2)
2. Motion for adjournment of meeting (1/2)
3. Motion for Q & A Session
4. Motion for Suspension of Meeting (1/2)
5. Motion for Closure of Debate (2/3)
OTHER MOTIONS DURING GENERAL DEBATE
Simple Majority (1/2):
50% of the number of delegations in a committee.
Two-Thirds Majority (2/3):
2/3 of the number of delegations in a committee.
Seconds: To agree with a motion being proposed. Many motions must be seconded before they can be brought to a vote.
Sufficient debate on the issue, draft resolutions and amendments reached.
VOTING ON UNFRIENDLY AMENDMENTS
VOTING PROCEDURE BEGINS
Closure of Debate
Conference room SEALED!
NO ONE IN, NO ONE OUT
VOTING ON DRAFT RESOLUTIONS
Requires Simple Majority to Pass
Only one resolution will be adopted!
Applause is in order!!
Requires Simple Majority to pass
LISTS OF MOTIONS
MOTION TO REORDER DRAFT RESOLUTION
the first submitted draft resolution will be voted on first. However, delegates may raise motion to change the voting order. The presidency will take all motions to reorder draft resolutions and then vote on them in the order in which they were
MOTION FOR ROLL CALL VOTING
In a roll call voting, the presidency will call countries in alphabetical order to state their decisions. In the first round, delegates may vote “yes,” “no,” “abstain” or “pass.” Delegates who pass cannot vote “pass” or “abstain” in the second round.
BACK TO GENERAL DEBATE
Debate on the Next Topic
Motion for the Adjournment of Meeting
Rules of Procedure in the Security Council
Clause by Clause Voting
In any other UN committees, a draft resolution is voted as a whole. Whereas in the Security Council, the draft resolution is voted clause by clause first, then as a whole.
In the Security Council, the Permanent 5 (P5) – China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States – are entitled to the veto power. This means that if one of the P5 votes against an amendment, a clause or a draft resolution, it automatically fails.
In case of the use of Veto Power, any P5 member may raise a motion for a P5 Caucus. The motion will be in order automatically. During a P5 Caucus, the P5 members will convene in a sealed room and the committee will enter unmoderated caucus. Once the P5 Caucus is over, the committee will revote on the amendment, clause or draft resolution.
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Motion for Adoption by Consensus
This motion will be approved automatically once raised. The presidency will then ask whether there are any objections to adopt the amendment or draft resolution by consensus. If not, then the amendment or draft resolution is passed.