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15th Philippine Model United Nations

General Assembly

Julia Labang

on 29 October 2012

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Transcript of 15th Philippine Model United Nations

The Agenda 1. Conflict Management: Preventing Illicit Trade of Small Arms and Light Weapons into Conflicted Areas

2. Strengthening Global Partnerships in Water Scarcity Mitigation General Assembly Section 3
The session will begin once one-third of the total number of the entire assembly is present. However no decisions will be made unless quorum has been reached.
Section 4
Should be proposed by the delegate and voted upon by the committee. The speaker’s time limit chosen must have garnered a simple majority of the votes.
Section 5
The agenda of each respective committee must be ordered. The default setting follows the original ordering of the agenda.
Section 7
Only after the setting of the speaker’s time limit and the agenda shall the floor be open for the motion of opening the speaker’s list.
Section 8
After the speakers’ list has been opened, it shall remain open until the end of general debate. Immediately after the speakers list has been exhausted, the assembly may motion to move to Substantive Debate. Voting Section 8
Requires more than half of the total number of delegates present be obtained, provided that there is quorum
Section 9
Requires that two-thirds of the total number of delegates present be obtained, provided there is quorum
Section 10
Requires that the motion or object or issue that has garnered the most number of votes out of the total number of delegates present will be passed, provided there is quorum. Working Papers Section 2
SPONSORS (Drafters or Authors)
Should not exceed 3 sponsors per working paper except in the case of the General Assembly which allows up to five (5) sponsors
Section 3
SIGNATORIES (members of the committee and supporters of the working paper)
No limit as to how many signatories are allowed for a working paper. However, the minimum requirement for the members of the dais to recognize a working paper is at least one-fifth of the members of the committee present on the day it was passed.
Section 6
May only be proposed by a delegate who is NOT a sponsor of the working paper. Formal amendments* must be forwarded to the dais and must be voted upon during voting bloc, before working on the working paper as a whole.
*See Appendix H
Section 7
Signatories may submit amendments to be voted upon by the body during voting bloc. These amendments will be treated with no bias and as a standard amendment submitted to the Dais.
Section 8
Sponsors may opt to remove their sponsorship for a working paper, allowing them to propose amendments. Sponsors are only allowed to revoke during substantive debate and will NOT be allowed to become a sponsor of the same working paper he or she conceded sponsorship to but may become a signatory of which. When a sponsor has abandoned a working paper, he or she may become a sponsor of a different working paper. 15th De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde
Philippine Model United Nations Bridging Global Divides:
Re-affirming Human Nexus to Promote Global Security and Sustainability General Assembly I. The Agenda
II. Revisions in the Charter
A. Commencement of the Session
B. Voting
C. Working Papers
D. Summoning
E. Diplomatic Protest
F. Code of Conduct
G. Awards
III. Committee policies
IV. Policy Papers
V. Reminders Article 6, page 9 Article 7, page 10 What are SALW?
What is their impact in the global network of illegal trade?
How do they affect irregular warfare?
What measures can your country take to prevent it? How is water scarcity interlinked with other development issues?
How does it impinge the achievement of the MDGs?
What specific actions does your country take to overcome water scarcity? Commencement of the Session Article 12, page 17 Summoning Article 18, page 23 Section 1
The power to summon delegates from other committees rests solely with the Security Council. The Security Council may NOT summon any of its own delegates.
Section 2
The use of the summoning rights is limited to three (3) delegates per agenda. For every use of the rights, the delegates must be voted upon separately and each vote will count for one attempt. Once a delegate has been motioned to be summoned and has been approved or denied by the concerned committee, this will count for one attempt.
Section 3
The motion to summon a delegate for a corresponding time from other committees must pass a two-thirds vote from the Security Council. Upon approval of the Security Council, the Chairperson must obtain the approval of the Secretary-General. Only then will the Secretary-General proceed to the Chairperson of the committee of the summoned delegate to seek the approval of the concerned committee by passing a two thirds vote.
Section 4
The concerned committee must pass the motion with a two-thirds vote. Should the motion fail to garner the number of votes required, the summons is immediately considered failed. Diplomatic Protest Article 19, page 24 Section 1
A Diplomatic Protest is a formalized grievance against an action, verbal or non-verbal, directed from one delegate to another, such as but not limit to defamation, demoralization of character, or direct assault against a country’s character or culture.
Section 2
A Diplomatic Protest on a particular claim, situation, or issue may only be reported once and may not be raised as a protest once it has been considered null and void.
Section 3
To properly assess a Diplomatic Protest, a delegate must notify his or her Chairperson. Upon notification of the Chairperson, the delegate must prepare a comprehensive incident report addressed to the Chairperson who will to review with members of the Dais for approval to progress to the next process.
Section 4
If the members of the Dais deem the statement valid, the defendant will be insisted to prepare an incident report which should be submitted within the day of its request. If the Dais deems the incident report invalid, it is nullified and void. Code of Conduct Article 20, page 25 Section 3
The Secretariat shall have the ultimate capacity to warrant demerits* in cases of dispute. The gravity of the case shall be taken into consideration and will be sanctioned appropriately. When a participant has garnered a total number of thirty (30) demerits, he or she is automatically disqualified from taking part of the event. Apart from the disqualification, the Secretariat and other relevant bodies are authorized to warrant other appropriate sanctions.
*See Appendix F

Section 4
Participants are expected to comply with the International Business Attire or Western Business Attire.* Violators of the prescribed dress code may be apprehended by the Staff but violations will be determined by the Office of Student Behaviour or the Secretariat and merits a Minor Offense as according to the De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde Student Handbook 2010-2013.
*See Appendix D and E Awards Article 24, page 29 Section 3
Dag Hammarskjöld Award
This is in honour of the United Nations Secretary-General that has contributed immensely to the enhancement and development of the United Nations. It will be bestowed to one of the Most Outstanding Delegates. The award will be given to the delegate who possesses the fundamental characteristics of a genuine diplomat, upholding the integrity and principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter.

Section 5
Carlos P. Romulo Award
This is bestowed upon a delegate who is in his or her first academic year or has participated in the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Philippine Model United Nations conference for the first time. The recipient of this award shall have submitted a notable position paper, authored or co-sponsored a resolution paper, possessed exceptional speaking and debate skills, and exhibited full participation through mastery of parliamentary procedures in his or her respective committee. One (1) delegate per committee shall be chosen for this award. Committee policies Come on time. (Grace period: 5 mins.)
Wear appropriate attire.
Observe proper conduct.
No food, no drinks. Policy Papers Format Maximum: One (1) page per topic
Font: Calibri or Times New Roman
Minimum Font Size: 10 (no maximum font size)
(Topic) Three paragraphs:
1st paragraph: Background of the topic
2nd paragraph: Current action of your Country and the UN on the topic
3rd paragraph: Country’s recommendation (or possible resolution) on the issue. Briefly explain why.
- Cite treaties, conventions, UN resolutions
- Third Person Example Deadline for Final Policy Papers 05 November 2012
If you can, pass a hard copy before 11:59am at the LRC-Main. If you’re passing it by email, do so before 9:00pm.
If your submission does not make the deadline, try to pass anyway. However, your policy paper will NOT be considered for the award. Contact Us E-mail: cmonicaceline@gmail.com
Cell phone: +63 917 819 9389
Send soft copies to the Chairperson’s email above. Title of the email: “General Assembly Policy Paper”
For GA, a Country Profile is not necessary; BUT it is highly encouraged.
For consultation on policy papers and parliamentary procedure, approach your seniors. Chairperson: Monica Celine Caro
Mobile no.: +63 917 819 9389
Vice-Chairperson: CJ Pecson
Mobile no.: +63 927 491 8430
Rapporteur: Julia Labang
Mobile no.: +63 917 858 3088
Rapporteur: Sofie Lombos
Mobile no.: +63 917 694 6017 Final Reminders Please join the Facebook Group: DLS-CSB PhilMUN General Assembly 2012
The venue for actual sessions on 12 to 15 November will be in the Augusto-Rosario Gonzales (ARG) Theater.
If you are interested, register for the Diplomatic Banquet which will be held at InterContinental Hotel, Makati on 15 November 2012 from 7:00-11:00pm. GOODLUCK PREPARING See you all on 12 November! Section 5
If the motion has garnered the necessary number of votes, the summoned delegate will proceed to the Security Council together with the Vice-Chair of the concerned committee and will stay no longer than twenty (20) minutes in the Security Council. The delegate will be given ample time to prepare for the summons as dictated by his or her chair upon the approval of his or her committee.
Section 6
After the exhaustion of the time allotted for the summons, the Vice-Chairperson of the summoned delegate must escort said delegate to his or her committee.
Section 7
The delegate to be summoned shall primarily come from the General Assembly. Should the concerned delegate not be present in the General Assembly, his or her counterpart in the Economic and Social Council will take his or her place. In the case that the concerned delegate is not present in the Economic and Social Council, the order of precedence based on the largest size of committees shall take place. Section 5
After submitting both incident reports, they will be cross-referenced to ensure its consistency. If the incident reports are found to be inconsistent, the reports and Protest will be nullified and void. If both or all reports concerning the particular claim match, the concerned parties will be required to prepare a report of their credentials to be submitted to the Secretary-General together with the incident reports they have prepared.
Section 6
The Secretary-General will then call for a hearing on the case in which the parties will be questioned and will report to the Secretariat. After hearing the case, the Secretariat who will act as the credentials committee will then decide on the verdict in a confidential meeting and notify the members of the Dais of the concerned committee or committees of the parties no later than one hour after the hearing has taken place.
Section 7
The verdict decided upon by the Secretary-General and his or her Secretariat shall be commensurate to the claim and gravity of the situation. If need be, the Office of Student Behaviour or other relevant bureaus may be involved in the case. Section 8
For every offense or violation committed, the Staff will issue an offense slip* which shall indicate the number of offense and type of offense or violation and shall include the date and time of the offense or violation, number of demerits given and the signature of the officer. The signature of the violator will be required only during confiscation of items. Two copies shall be produced, one for the violator and the other for the Secretariat. This will be collected by the Chief-of-Staff and handed to the Director-General for archiving.
*See Appendix I

Individuals who wish to observe the session may be permitted to do so with a Spectator’s Pass issued by the Staff upon approval of the Secretariat. Individuals granted these passes are allowed to view and watch the session from within a designated area. Spectators are not allowed to interact with the delegates. The Secretariat reserves the right to refuse the issuance of such a pass to individuals as deemed necessary.

The Secretariat reserves the right to refuse entry to any participant when it deems necessary.
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