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Path to being the Best Delegate

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Nathalie Rodriguez

on 22 August 2013

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Transcript of Path to being the Best Delegate

Path to being the BEST Delegate
Step 1
Motion to Open Debate & Motion to Set Agenda
Step 2
Motion to open the Speakers List


Step 3
Motion to set the speakers time
Step 4
A Motion of a caucus (moderated or un-moderated)
Allows delegates to sign up to speak. At most Model UN conferences, the speakers list can be opened and closed multiple times.
Simple Majority Vote
Sets or changes the amount of time each delegate has to speak.
Inclusive vs. Exclusive
Simple Majority Vote
Moderated Caucus- Moderator (usually the Chair), formal manner. Delegates may only speak when they are called upon.

Unmoderated Caucus- No moderator, informal manner.
Delegates can walk around the conference room and form groups with other delegates. Delegates can talk freely.
Simple Majority Vote
Delegates generally adjourn debate for lunch.
Two-thirds majority vote
Step 6
Motion to close debate
Made in order to move the committee to a vote, usually when the delegate has made his/her country's position clear and there are enough resolutions on the floor.
Two-thirds majority vote
Step 5
Motion to adjourn debate
a.k.a motion to table debate
Used to table, or put on hold, all of the work that the committee has completed on a particular topic.
Vocabulary
Point of order- used when a delegate believes the chair has made an error in running of the committee (Try not to use this every 10 seconds, this motion in not used often).

Point of inquiry (a.k.a point of parliamentary procedure)- can be made when the floor is open (i.e. when no other delegate is speaking) in order to ask a question regarding the rules of procedure.

Point of personal privilege- raised by the delegate in order to inform the chairperson of a physical discomfort he/she is experiencing.


Point of information- used in order to pose a question to a speaker during formal debate.
Simple Majority Vote
Simple Majority: 50% plus one vote of the number of delegates in a committee
Super Majority: Two thirds vote (2/3)
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