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Introduction to Model UN Rules of Procedure

Basic foundation for Model UN parliamentary procedure
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Rebecca Corcoran

on 1 October 2013

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Transcript of Introduction to Model UN Rules of Procedure

The United Nations was established on October 24, 1945 by 51 countries
6 Main Organs of the United Nations:
1. General Assembly
2. Security Council
3. Economic and Social Council
5. Trusteeship Council
4. International Court of Justice
6. Secretariat
General Assembly is the main deliberative body
of the United Nations.
The GA is composed of all member states,
each state has one vote
1st Committee: Disarmament & International Security (DISEC)
2nd Committee: Economic and Financial (ECOFIN)
3rd Committee: Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural (SOCHUM)
4th Committee: Special Political Decolonization (SPECPOL)
5th Committee: Administrative and Budgetary
6th Committee: Legal
Comprised of:
14 Specialized Agencies
10 Functional Commissions
5 Regional Commissions
11 UN Funds and Programmes
54 member governments elected by the GA and rotates every 3-years
terms allotted based on geographic location
15 Members:
5 Permanent
10 rotating Non-Permanent
P-5: China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States
Maintain International Peace and Security
Power to Authorize economic, diplomatic, and military sanctions
Specialized Agencies:
International Labor Organization
Food and Agriculture Organization
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
World Health Organization
World Bank
International Monetary Fund
United Nations Children's Fund
United Nations Development Programme
Functional Commissions:
UN Commission on Social Development
Commission on Science and Technology for Development
Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Regional Commissions:
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
The United Nations System
The ICJ is the judiciary body of the United Nations.
It settles disputes submitted by nations
It gives advisory opinions to cases submitted by international organizations
Judges are elected by the General Assembly and the Security Council to serve 9 year terms.
Established to administer to the trust territories to ensure international stability of League of Nations mandates*
Currently, the Trusteeship Council has suspended all activity after Palau declared independence in 1994
*Past Trust Territories:
New Guinea
Togoland and Cameroon
Ruanda-Urundi
Southwest Africa
Palestine
Pacific Islands
Main administration hub for all
the organs of the UN
Runs the day-to-day activities and oversees all UN programs worldwide.
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